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Kerb, Markab, Tau Pegasi, 62 Pegasi

Proper NamesSalm, Kerb, Markab
Bayer DesignationTau Pegasi
Flamsteed Number62 Pegasi
HR (BSC)8880
Right Ascension23h 20m 38s
Declination+23° 44' 25"
Distance156 light years
48 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.6
Absolute: +1.1
Spectral ClassA5Vp white main sequence star
Optimum VisibilitySeptember / October
NotesAlso often called Kerb and occasionally as Markab, this blue dwarf star lies within the region known as the Square of Pegasus. Salm is a variable star of the Delta Scuti classification, showing a rapidly pulsating change in luminosity over a period of just two hours.


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