Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+4.12|
|Distance||630 ± 120 ly
(193 ± 35 pc)
In Chinese, 天田 (Tiān Tián), meaning Celestial Farmland, refers to an asterism consisting of ω Capricorni, 3 Piscis Austrini, 24 Capricorni and ψ Capricorni. Consequently, ω Capricorni itself is known as 天田二 (Tiān Tián èr, English: the First Star of Celestial Farmland.)
ω Capricorni is a M-type red giant with an apparent magnitude of +4.12. It is also classed as a variable star because of its regular fluctuations in luminosity and absolute magnitude. It is approximately 630 light years from Earth.
- "HD 198542 -- Variable Star". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Retrieved 2007-04-01.
- (Chinese) 中國星座神話, written by 陳久金. Published by 台灣書房出版有限公司, 2005, ISBN 978-986-7332-25-7.
- (Chinese) AEEA (Activities of Exhibition and Education in Astronomy) 天文教育資訊網 2006 年 7 月 3 日
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