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Beta Pegasi, 53 Pegasi

Proper NameScheat
Bayer DesignationBeta Pegasi
Flamsteed Number53 Pegasi
HR (BSC)8775
HD217906
ConstellationPegasus
Right Ascension23h 4m 39s
Declination+28° 10' 49"
Distance196 light years
60 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.5
Absolute: -1.4
Spectral ClassM2.5II-III Red Giant
Optimum VisibilitySeptember
NotesThis ancient red giant star marks the northwestern corner of the Square of Pegasus in the skies of Earth. It is an unpredictable semiregular variable that can reach an apparent magnitude of +2.3 at its brightest, outshining Markab, the Alpha star of Pegasus that lies directly to the south.

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