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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationSigma Capricorni
Flamsteed Number7 Capricorni
HR (BSC)7761
Right Ascension20h 19m 24s
Declination-19° 7' 7"
Distancec.1,100 light years
c.300 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.3
Absolute: -2.4
Spectral ClassK3II orange bright giant
Optimum VisibilityAugust
NotesThis is an evolved star that has consumed its reserves of hydrogen and begun to fuse helium in its core. As a result, it has undergone expansion, so that it now has an estimated diameter more than sixty times that of the Sun.

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An orange star in Capricornus, near the Ecliptic. This is a luminous and gigantic bright giant star lying more than a thousand light years from the Sun.


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