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Sulafat

Sulaphat, Gamma Lyrae, 14 Lyrae

Proper NamesSulafat, Sulaphat
Bayer DesignationGamma Lyrae
Flamsteed Number14 Lyrae
HR (BSC)7178
HD176437
ConstellationLyra
Right Ascension18h 58m 57s
Declination+32° 41' 22"
Distance620 light years
190 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.3
Absolute: -3.2
Spectral ClassB9III Blue Giant
Optimum VisibilityJuly
Illustration of Sulafat

The blue giant Sulafat, seen with two of its smaller and fainter companion stars. There is at least one other component in this multiple system.

A hot blue star more than six hundred light years from the Solar System. It lies in the constellation of Lyra, near the Ring Nebula.

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