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Alchiba

Alchita, Al Minkar al Ghurab, Alpha Corvi, 1 Corvi

Proper NamesAlchiba, Alchita, Al Minkar al Ghurab (commonly misspelt Al Minliar al Ghurab)
Bayer DesignationAlpha Corvi
Flamsteed Number1 Corvi
HR (BSC)4623
HD105452
ConstellationCorvus
Right Ascension12h 9m 15s
Declination-24° 49' 8"
Distance49 light years
15 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.0
Absolute: +0.3
Spectral ClassF2III Bright Yellow Giant
Optimum VisibilityApril
NotesThough classified as a giant, this yellow-white star is only marginally larger than the Sun. Changes in its spectrum over time show that this is a variable star, probably a pulsating variable of the Gamma Doradus type.

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