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Al Anz, Epsilon Aurigae, 7 Aurigae

Proper NamesAlmaaz, Al Anz
Bayer DesignationEpsilon Aurigae
Flamsteed Number7 Aurigae
HR (BSC)1605
Right Ascension5h 3m 24s
Declination+43° 51' 3"
Distancec.1,400 light years
c.400 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.0
Absolute: -6.1
Spectral ClassF0Iae Bright Yellow Supergiant
Optimum VisibilityDecember
Relative Galactic Position of Almaaz

At a distance of roughly 2,000 light years from the Sun, Almaaz is just far enough from the Solar System to be distinguished on this Galactic scale.

A variable star of the Algol type, Almaaz varies in magnitude over a period of almost 10,000 days. It is a supergiant star lying more than 2,000 light years from Earth.


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