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Enif

Epsilon Pegasi, 8 Pegasi

Proper NameEnif
Bayer DesignationEpsilon Pegasi
Flamsteed Number8 Pegasi
HR (BSC)8308
HD206778
ConstellationPegasus
Right Ascension21h 45m 4s
Declination+9° 57' 30"
Distance673 light years
206 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.4
Absolute: -4.2
Spectral ClassK2Ib Orange Supergiant
Optimum VisibilityAugust / September
NotesThe brightest of the stars of Pegasus, Enif represents the nose of the Winged Horse, and indeed its name comes from the Arabic for 'nose'. This vast star is far larger than the Sun, and it occasionally shows sudden brief periods of intense brightness, probably due to extreme flare activity.

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