36 Capricorni

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36 Capricorni
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Capricornus
Right ascension 21h 28m 43.4s[1]
Declination −21° 48′ 26″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.50[1]
Distance 179 ± 9 ly
(55 ± 3 pc)
Spectral type K0 III[1]
Other designations
b Capricorni, BD−22°5692, HD 204381, HIP 106039, HR 8213, SAO 190374.

36 Capricorni is a star in the constellation Capricornus. 36 Capricorni is an orange K-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +4.50. It is approximately 179 light years from Earth and has 3.46 times the mass of the Sun.[1]

Chinese Name[edit]

In Chinese, 十二國 (Shíer Guó), meaning Twelve States, refers to an asterism which is represent twelve ancient states in the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period, consisting of 36 Capricorni, φ Capricorni, ι Capricorni, 37 Capricorni, 35 Capricorni, χ Capricorni, θ Capricorni, 30 Capricorni, 33 Capricorni, ζ Capricorni, 19 Capricorni, 26 Capricorni, 27 Capricorni, 20 Capricorni, η Capricorni and 21 Capricorni.[2] Consequently, 36 Capricorni itself is represent the state Jin ()(or Tsin),[3] together with κ Herculis in Right Wall of Heavenly Market Enclosure (asterism)[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e Hekker, S.; et al. (August 2006), "Precise radial velocities of giant stars. I. Stable stars", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 454 (3): 943–949, arXiv:astro-ph/0604502Freely accessible, Bibcode:2006A&A...454..943H, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20064946 
  2. ^ (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.
  3. ^ Richard Hinckley Allen: Star Names — Their Lore and Meaning: Capricornus
  4. ^ (Chinese) AEEA (Activities of Exhibition and Education in Astronomy) 天文教育資訊網 2006 年 6 月 24 日