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Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||03h 44m 19.132s|
|Declination||+32° 17' 17.69"|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+3.83|
It bore the traditional name Atik (also Ati, Al Atik), Arabic for "the shoulder". Some sources, including a planetarium software package, an atlas, and a web site attribute the name Atik to the nearby, brighter star Zeta Persei. In 2016, the International Astronomical Union organized a Working Group on Star Names (WGSN) to catalogue and standardize proper names for stars. The WGSN approved the name Atik for Omicron Persei on 12 September 2016 and it is now so entered in the IAU Catalog of Star Names.
Omicron Persei is perhaps best known from the animated television series Futurama, where it is the Solar System of the Omicronians- a race of giant horned toad creatures. Its eighth planet is ruled by the despotic leader, Lrrr, who loudly and frequently announces the name of his home system.
- Database entry for omicron persei, SIMBAD. Accessed online July 8, 2009.
- "IAU Catalog of Star Names". Retrieved 28 July 2016.
- Mullaney, James, and Tirion, Wil (2009). The Cambridge Double Star Atlas, Chart 7. University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 978-0-521-49343-7.
- Your Sky Object Catalogue: Named Stars
- IAU Working Group on Star Names (WGSN), International Astronomical Union, retrieved 22 May 2016.
- Wallace, Lewis (25 August 2010). "Futurama Takes Starbuck and Sergio Aragonés to Comic-Con in 3010". Wired. Condé Nast. Retrieved 25 December 2014.