Beta Aquilae

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Celestial Information

  • Name, meaning and Constellation: Beta Aquilae, Aquila. The name comes from the Arabic term الشاهين aš-šāhīn the (peregrine) falcon. This pseudo-Arabic name is derived from the Persian Šāhīn tarāzū (or possibly Šāhīn tara zed).
  • Other name(s) and meaning: Alschairn, Alshain
  • Distance from Sol: 44.7 ly, 13.7 pc
  • Type of System: Binary
  • Color: G8-Yellow Subgiant, M3-Red Dwarf
  • Right Ascension: 19h 55m 18.799s
  • Declination: +6° 24' 24.29"

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