Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+4.08|
|Distance||158 ± 7 ly
(49 ± 2 pc)
Theta Capricorni (θ Cap, θ Capricorni) is a star in the constellation Capricornus. θ Capricorni is a white A-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +4.08. It is approximately 158 light years from Earth.
In Chinese, 十二國 (Shíer Guó), meaning Twelve States, refers to an asterism which represents twelve ancient states in the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period, consisting of θ Capricorni, φ Capricorni, ι Capricorni, 38 Capricorni, 35 Capricorni, 36 Capricorni, χ Capricorni, 30 Capricorni, 33 Capricorni, ζ Capricorni, 19 Capricorni, 26 Capricorni, 27 Capricorni, 20 Capricorni, η Capricorni and 21 Capricorni. Consequently, θ Capricorni itself is known as 秦一 (Qin yī, English: the First Star of Qin), meaning that this star (together with 30 Capricorni and δ Serpentis in Right Wall of Heavenly Market Enclosure (asterism)) represents the state Qin (秦) (or Tsin)
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