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Proper NamesNone
Bayer DesignationAlpha Telescopii
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)6897
Right Ascension18h 28m 23s
Declination-45° 57' 17"
Distance278 light years
85 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.5
Absolute: -1.2
Spectral ClassB3IV Blue Subgiant
Optimum VisibilityJuly (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesThe brightest of the stars in Telescopium, Alpha Telescopii lies to the south and west of Corona Australis in the sky. This blue star is in the process of evolving away from the main sequence, and after a period of several million years can be expected to develop into a white dwarf.


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