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Scheddi is the designation of the star delta Capricorni, in the constellation Capricorn. The Pleiades star cluster A star is any massive gaseous body in outer space, just like the Sun. ... A constellation is a group of stars visibly related to each other in a particular configuration. ... Capricornus (♑), a name meaning Horned Goat in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ...

Scheddi is an Algol-type eclipsing binary, whose stellar magnitude varies between +2.73m na d+2.93m with a period of 1.0022768 days. ALGOL (short for ALGOrithmic Language) is a programming language originally developed in the mid 1950s which became the de facto standard way to report algorithms in print for almost the next 30 years. ... An eclipsing binary star is a binary star in which the orbit plane of the two stars lies so nearly in the line of sight of the observer that the components undergo mutual eclipses. ... 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. ...

Scheddi is 49 light-years from the earth, and has an absolute magnitude of +1,8 m. It is of the spectral class A6. A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ... In astronomy the term spectral class refers to classifying objects according to their spectral lines, which indicate an objects chemical composition. ...

Scheddi can also be eclipsed by the Moon, and (rarely) by the planets. Total solar eclipse in Zambia, 2001 An eclipse (Greek verb: ecleipo = cease to exist) is an astronomical event that occurs when one celestial object moves into the shadow of another. ...

  • Coordinates (equinox 2000)
    • Right ascension 21h47m3s
    • declination -16°7'38 "

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Refereed Astronomy Publications (5346 words)
Henry, G. and Fekel, F. C., "Five New Delta Scuti Stars," Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 114, 999, 2002.
Henry, G. W., Fekel, F. C., Kaye, A. B., and Kaul, A., "Ten New Gamma Doradus and Delta Scuti Variables," Astronomical Journal 122, 3383, 2001.
Eaton, J. A., Hartkopf, W. I., McAlister, H. A., and Mason, B. D., "Winds and Accretion in Delta Sagittae," Astronomical Journal 109, 1856, 1995.
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