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Star Altair

White-Blue star Altair is located 16.7 light years away from the Sun. It is a single star of spectral class A7 V, that has 179 of solar mass. For now, there are no known exoplanets in this system.
Sun distance
16.7 light years
Altair
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White-Blue star (spectral class A7 V)

Mass: 1.79 M Sun | M Jupiter
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Size: 1.83 R Sun | R Jupiter
temperature iconTemperature: 7377 K | 1.28 T Sun
time iconAge: 1.2 billions years | 0.26 Sun
luminosity iconLuminosity: 10.6 L Sun
Magnitude iconApparent magnitude (V): 0.76
(No known exoplanets yet)
Photometry
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K
2.1
H
1.6
J
1.2
Grp
0.8
I
0.8
G
0.6
V
0.5
Gbp
0.5
B
0.4
U
0.3
More about Altair
      Nearby star Altair can be found in northern celestial hemisphere, and it is possible to see it with naked eye. The star is observable also from Northern America, Europe and Asia.  Altair is  about 83 % bigger than the Sun and temperature in its outer envelope is around 7377 K (7104 °C), which is about 128 % of Suns temperature.
Other designations of this star
Alpha Aquilae, α Aquilae, Gliese 768, 53 Aquilae, 53 Aql, BD+08°4236, FK5 745, GCTP 4665.00, Gliese 768, HD 187642, HIP 97649, HR 7557, LFT 1499, LHS 3490, LTT 15795, NLTT 48314, SAO 125122, WDS 19508+0852A, alf Aql
External sources
Sources
simbad icon Simbad database (* alf Aql )
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