Beta Cygni

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Celestial Information

  • Name, meaning and Constellation: Beta Cygni, Cygnus. The name of the star was originally Minqār al-Dajājah, the hen's beak as in Arabic texts.
  • Other name(s) and meaning: Albireo (this name is the result of a few misunderstandings of the original Arabic form since Latin scholars thought that the name came from a kind of herb, and translated it into ab ireo (from ireus). Later this was treated as a misprint of an Arabic term and transcribed as al-bireo.
  • Distance from Sol: 391 ly, 120 pc
  • Type of System: Binary
  • Color: K3-Red Giant, B9.5-Blue Main Sequence
  • Right Ascension: 19h 30m 43.3s
  • Declination: +27° 57' 35"

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