Orange Alpha Apodis marks the tail of
Apus, the Bird of Paradise. This is a far southern
star, just 11° from the Southern Celestial Pole.
The brightest of the stars of the far southern constellation Apus. It is an orange
giant, but its distance from Earth of more than 400 light years makes it appear faint
in the sky.
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