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Epsilon Pegasi, 8 Pegasi

Proper NameEnif
Bayer DesignationEpsilon Pegasi
Flamsteed Number8 Pegasi
HR (BSC)8308
Right Ascension21h 44m 11s
Declination+9° 52' 30"
Distance690 light years
211 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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