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Alpha Capricorni (α Capricorni, abbreviated Alpha Cap, α Cap) is an optical double star in the constellation of Capricornus.
The apparent magnitude of a celestial object is a number that is a measure of its brightness as seen by an observer on Earth.
A Bayer designation is a stellar designation in which a specific star is identified by a Greek letter, followed by the genitive form of its parent constellation's Latin name.
Capricornus is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
A constellation is a group of stars that are considered to form imaginary outlines or meaningful patterns on the celestial sphere, typically representing animals, mythological people or gods, mythological creatures, or manufactured devices.
In observational astronomy, a double star or visual double is a pair of stars that appear close to each other in the sky as seen from Earth when viewed through an optical telescope.
Dune is a 1965 science fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, originally published as two separate serials in Analog magazine.
Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.
In astronomy, an epoch is a moment in time used as a reference point for some time-varying astronomical quantity, such as the celestial coordinates or elliptical orbital elements of a celestial body, because these are subject to perturbations and vary with time.
Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction writer best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels.
Giedi Prime is a fictional planet in Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel Dune.
Hipparcos was a scientific satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA), launched in 1989 and operated until 1993.
House Harkonnen is a powerful noble family in Frank Herbert's fictional ''Dune'' universe.
The International Celestial Reference System (ICRS) is the current standard celestial reference system adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
Latinisation or Latinization is the practice of rendering a non-Latin name (or word) in a Latin style.
The light-year is a unit of length used to express astronomical distances and measures about 9.5 trillion kilometres or 5.9 trillion miles.
Planets in science fiction are fictional planets that appear in various media of the science fiction genre as story-settings or depicted locations.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
In astronomy, stellar classification is the classification of stars based on their spectral characteristics.
Supergiants are among the most massive and most luminous stars.
36 Ophiuchi is a triple star system 19.5 light years from Earth.