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Epsilon Aquarii, 2 Aquarii

Proper NameAlbali
Bayer DesignationEpsilon Aquarii
Flamsteed Number2 Aquarii
HR (BSC)7950
Right Ascension20h 47m 41s
Declination-9° 29' 45"
Distance244 light years
75 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.76
Absolute: -0.61
Spectral ClassA1V white main sequence star
Optimum VisibilityAugust
NotesAlbali lies at the western extent of Aquarius, southeastward of the distinctive shape of Aquila the Eagle. This is a hot main sequence star on the borderline between the white A-type and blue B-type classifications, and indeed some sources prefer a spectral classification of B9V rather than the A1V given above.

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