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Reda, Gamma Aquilae, 50 Aquilae

Proper NamesTarazed, Reda
Bayer DesignationGamma Aquilae
Flamsteed Number50 Aquilae
HR (BSC)7525
Right Ascension19h 46m 16s
Declination+10° 36' 48"
Distance395 light years
121 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.7
Absolute: -2.7
Spectral ClassK3II orange bright giant
Optimum VisibilityJuly / August
NotesTarazed is an enormous star, with a diameter of roughly half an Astronomical Unit (that is, half the distance from the Sun to Earth). Though this massive and luminous star is only about 100 million years old (a fraction of the Sun's age) it has burned through its hydrogen reserves and is on the path the becoming a white dwarf.


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