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Alfecca Meridiana

Alpha Coronae Australis

Proper NameAlfecca Meridiana
Bayer DesignationAlpha Coronae Australis
Flamsteed NumberNone
ConstellationCorona Australis
Right Ascension19h 9m 28s
Declination-37° 54' 16"
Distance130 light years
40 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.1
Absolute: +1.1
Spectral ClassA0/1 White
Optimum VisibilityJuly

This small white star lies roughly 130 light years from the Sun. The Meridiana of its name seems to come from the fact that it lies just two degrees from the Galactic Meridian, in the direction of the centre of the galaxy.