Talk:Alpha Capricorni

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The title of this article is actually Scheddi, or delta capricorni. kwami 20:35, 2005 Jun 24 (UTC)

I can't find any sources that mention Deneb Algedi as an alternate name for α Cap, but even if using it thus wasn't a mistake, it's overwhelmingly more often used for δ Cap. I've changed it to just Algedi & will redirect Deneb Algedi to Scheddi. Lusanaherandraton 04:10, 28 July 2005 (UTC)


From what I can tell, the badly-translated-from-German text seems to be implying that one star of the pair is 1500 light-years from Earth, and the other is 120 light-years. This is, quite bluntly, ludicrous. Can anyone help?DS 15:44, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

They're an optical double, and only appear close to each other from Earth. The wording of that part of the article is correct (although the rest isn't the best!). The word 'binary' refers to each of the two 'stars' of the optical double. That is, there are four stars involved. kwami 02:26, 2005 July 10 (UTC)
The sources I've found don't mention four stars-- I think binary was just being used as a loose synonym for "optical binary" after all. I've changed the article to reflect this and added a link. Lusanaherandraton 05:12, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

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The image on this page has been submitted for deletion from Commons. See c:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Alpha Capricorni.jpg. Lithopsian (talk) 15:44, 29 November 2016 (UTC)