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Gamma Andromedae

Gamma Andromedae (Gamma And, And, Andromedae) is the third brightest star in the constellation of Andromeda. It is also known by the traditional name Almach (also spelt as Almaach, Almaack, Almak, Almaak, or Alamak), from the Arabic "the caracal" (desert lynx).
In 1778, Johann Tobias Mayer discovered that Andromedae was a double star. When examined in a small telescope, it appears to be a bright, golden yellow star ( Andromedae) next to a dimmer, indigo blue star ( Andromedae), separated by approximately 10 arcseconds.

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