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Beta Capricorni (β Cap / β Capricorni) is a star in the constellation Capricornus. It also has the traditional name Dabih, which comes from the Arabic, meaning "butchers"). The Pleiades star cluster A star is any massive gaseous body in outer space. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... Capricornus (♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Arabic (العربية al-arabiyyah, or less formally arabi) is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ...

It is a binary star system. Due to their large angular distance of 205", these two stars can be resolved with binoculars. A binary star system consists of two stars both orbiting around their barycenter. ... Resolving power is the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together. ...

The main star has a stellar magnitude of 3.1, and is an orange star, with spectral class K. Its spectrum is difficult to interpret, however, it is believed to have a surface temperature of 4900 kelvin, a diameter of 35 times that of the Sun, and a luminosity 600 times that of the Sun. The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other heavenly body is a measure of its apparent brightness; that is, the amount of light received from the object. ... In astronomy the term spectral class refers to classifying objects according to their spectral lines, which indicate an objects chemical composition. ... The Sun is the star at the centre of our Solar system. ... // In General Physics In general physics, luminosity (more properly called luminance) is the density of luminous intensity in a given direction. ...

The companion star has a magnitude of 6.1, and its position angle is 267 degrees. It is a B9-giant with 40 times the luminosity of the Sun. The β Capricorni system is located 330 light years from Earth. A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ...

  • Coordinates (equinox 2000,0)
    • Right ascension: 20h21m00.7s
    • declination: :-14°46'53"

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The star Dabih (Scientific Name Beta Capricorni) is located at right ascension 20h 21.012m and declination -14° 46.883'.
Dabih is a relatively dim star with a magnitude of 3.08.
It has an Hd number of 193495, an FK5 number of 762, and a SAO number of 163481.
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