At a distance of roughly 2,000 light years from the Sun,
Al Anz is just far enough from the Solar System to be distinguished
on this Galactic scale.
A variable star of the Algol type, Al Anz varies in magnitude over a period of
almost 10,000 days. It is a supergiant star lying more than 2,000 light years from
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