Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+4.77|
|Distance||272 ± 22 ly
(83 ± 7 pc)
Nu Capricorni (ν Cap, ν Capricorni) is a binary star in the constellation Capricornus. It has the traditional name Alshat, from the Arabic الشاة aš-šā[t], meaning the sheep that was to be slaughtered by the adjacent Dabih . It is approximately 272 light years from Earth.
The primary component, ν Capricorni A, is a blue-white B-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +4.77. Its companion, ν Capricorni B, is a twelfth magnitude star located 54 arcseconds or at least 4000 AU from the primary.
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