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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationChi Aquarii
Flamsteed Number92 Aquarii
HR (BSC)8850
Right Ascension23h 16m 51s
Declination-7° 43' 35"
Distance613 light years
188 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.0
Absolute: +1.6
Spectral ClassM3III Red Giant
Optimum VisibilitySeptember / October
NotesA red giant star in the last stages of its life before it collapses into a white dwarf, Chi Aquarii is a semiregular variable, showing overlapping patterns of shifting luminosity. If this giant were at the centre of the Solar System, its outer shell would extend beyond the orbit of Mercury.


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