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Alpha1 Capricorni

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Alpha1 Capricorni, Latinized from α1 Capricorni, is a double star in the southern constellation of Capricornus. [1]

21 relations: Alpha Capricorni, Apparent magnitude, Bayer designation, Capricornus, Constellation, Double star, Dune (novel), Earth, Epoch (astronomy), Frank Herbert, Giedi Prime, Hipparcos, House Harkonnen, International Celestial Reference System, Latinisation of names, Light-year, Planets in science fiction, Science fiction, Stellar classification, Supergiant star, 36 Ophiuchi.

Alpha Capricorni

Alpha Capricorni (α Capricorni, abbreviated Alpha Cap, α Cap) is an optical double star in the constellation of Capricornus.

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Apparent magnitude

The apparent magnitude of a celestial object is a number that is a measure of its brightness as seen by an observer on Earth.

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Bayer designation

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.

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Capricornus

Capricornus is one of the constellations of the zodiac.

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Constellation

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.

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Double star

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.

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Dune (novel)

Dune is a 1965 science fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, originally published as two separate serials in Analog magazine.

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Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.

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Epoch (astronomy)

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.

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Frank Herbert

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.

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Giedi Prime

Giedi Prime is a fictional planet in Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel Dune.

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Hipparcos

Hipparcos was a scientific satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA), launched in 1989 and operated until 1993.

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House Harkonnen

House Harkonnen is a powerful noble family in Frank Herbert's fictional ''Dune'' universe.

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International Celestial Reference System

The International Celestial Reference System (ICRS) is the current standard celestial reference system adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

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Latinisation of names

Latinisation or Latinization is the practice of rendering a non-Latin name (or word) in a Latin style.

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Light-year

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.

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Planets in science fiction

Planets in science fiction are fictional planets that appear in various media of the science fiction genre as story-settings or depicted locations.

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Science fiction

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.

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Stellar classification

In astronomy, stellar classification is the classification of stars based on their spectral characteristics.

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Supergiant star

Supergiants are among the most massive and most luminous stars.

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36 Ophiuchi

36 Ophiuchi is a triple star system 19.5 light years from Earth.

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Redirects here:

5 Capricorni, Alpha¹, Alpha¹ Capricorni, Prima Giedi, Α1 Cap, Α¹ Capricorni.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha1_Capricorni

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