A fixed star, in Medusa's head, in the constellation Perseus, remarkable for its periodic variation in brightness.
second brightest star in Perseus; first known eclipsing binary
Best known variable star, varying in brightness from about 2.2 to 3.5 magnitudes over a period of approximately 69 hours. It is in fact a binary system in which the two stars regularly cross in front of each other as viewed from Earth. Also known as the Demon Star.
A variable star in the constellation of Perseus.
Caput Algol, a malefic fixed star in the 27th degree of Taurus. More on Fixed Stars.
Algol (Î² Per / Beta Persei) is a bright star in the constellation Perseus. It is one of the best known eclipsing binaries, the first such star to be discovered, and also one of the first (non-nova) variable stars to be discovered. Algol's magnitude changes regularly between 2.1 and 3.4 over a period of 2 days, 20 hours and 49 minutes.
Algol is the name of a planetary system (as well as the star that is part of this system) that serves as the setting for the first four installments of the Phantasy Star computer role-playing game series. The system consists of a single star (called Algol or Algo), around which orbit four planets: Palma, Motavia, Dezoris and Rykros (in order from closest to farthest). Many space stations and other artificial satellites exist in the system as well.
Algol: Tragedy of Power is a 1920 silent German science fiction movie about an alien from the planet Algol. The film was directed by Hans Werckmeister and stars Emil Jannings and John Gottowt. The film centers on a human who is given a machine by an alien spirit which if used would allow him to rule to world.
Algol:The Magazine About Science Fiction was published from 1963-1984 by Andrew Porter. The name was changed to Starship late in its run. It won a Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 1974, in a tie with Richard E.