Chi Capricorni

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χ Capricorni
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Capricornus
Right ascension 21h08m33.6s
Declination −21°11′37″
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.30
Distance 191 ± 11 ly
(59 ± 3 pc)
Spectral type A0V
Other designations
25 Capricorni, HR 8087, HD 201184, Wo 9720, BD−21°5933, FK5 3690, HIP 104365, SAO 190050, GC 29543, BDS 10744, CCDM J21086-2112

Chi Capricorni (χ Cap, χ Capricorni) is a star in the constellation Capricornus. χ Capricorni is a white A-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +5.30. It is approximately 191 light years from Earth.

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 χ Capricorni, φ Capricorni, ι Capricorni, 38 Capricorni, 35 Capricorni, 36 Capricorni, θ Capricorni, 30 Capricorni, 33 Capricorni, ζ Capricorni, 19 Capricorni, 26 Capricorni, 27 Capricorni, 20 Capricorni, η Capricorni and 21 Capricorni.[1] Consequently, χ Capricorni itself is represent the state Qi (),[2] together with 112 Herculis in Left Wall of Heavenly Market Enclosure (asterism).[3]

R.H.Allen had opinion that χ Capricorni, together with φ Capricorni, were represent the state Wei (魏).[4]


  1. ^ (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.
  2. ^ (Chinese)zh:北方中西星名對照表
  3. ^ (Chinese)zh:北天中西星名對照表
  4. ^ Richard Hinckley Allen: Star Names — Their Lore and Meaning: Capricornus