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ψ Capricorni
Observation data
Epoch J2000
Constellation Capricornus
Right ascension 20h 46m 05.73s
Declination −25° 16′ 15.2″
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.15
Characteristics
Spectral type F5 V
U-B color index 0.00
B-V color index 0.42
Variable type None
Astrometry
Radial velocity (Rv) 25.8 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -51.38 mas/yr
Dec.: -156.66 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 68.16 ± 0.91 mas
Distance 47.9 ± 0.6 ly
(14.7 ± 0.2 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 3.32
Other designations
psi Cap, 16 Capricorni, 16 Cap, Gl 805, HR 7936, CD −25°15018, HD 197692, GCTP 4947.00, SAO 189664, FK5 779, GC 28929, HIP 102485.

Psi Capricorni (ψ Cap / ψ Capricorni) is a star in the constellation Capricornus, occasionally called by the traditional name Pazan or Pazhan (پاژن), which is Persian for "wild mountain goat". In astronomy, an epoch is a moment in time for which celestial coordinates or orbital elements are specified. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Capricornus ( or , Unicode: ♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Equatorial Coordinates Right ascension (abbrev. ... In astronomy, declination (abbrev. ... The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other celestial body is a measure of its apparent brightness as seen by an observer on Earth. ... In astronomy, stellar classification is a classification of stars based initially on photospheric temperature and its associated spectral characteristics, and subsequently refined in terms of other characteristics. ... In astronomy, the color index is a simple numerical expression that determines the color of an object, which in the case of a star gives its temperature. ... In astronomy, the color index is a simple numerical expression that determines the color of an object, which in the case of a star gives its temperature. ... Most stars are of almost constant luminosity. ... Illustration of the use of optical wavelength interferometry to determine precise positions of stars. ... Radial velocity is the velocity of an object in the direction of the line of sight. ... kilometre per second is an SI derived unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector), signified by the symbol km/s or km s-1. ... The proper motion of a star is the motion of the position of the star in the sky (the change in direction in which we see it, as opposed to the radial velocity) after eliminating the improper motions of the stars, which affect their measured coordinates but are not real... A milliarcsecond (m, mas) , or a thoundsanth of an arcsecond. ... A year (from Old English gÄ“r) is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... A milliarcsecond (m, mas) , or a thoundsanth of an arcsecond. ... A year (from Old English gÄ“r) is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A milliarcsecond (m, mas) , or a thoundsanth of an arcsecond. ... Distance is a numerical description of how far apart objects are at any given moment in time. ... A light-year or lightyear (symbol: ly) is a unit of measurement of length, specifically the distance light travels in vacuum in one year. ... A parsec is the distance from the Earth to an astronomical object which has a parallax angle of one arcsecond. ... In astronomy, absolute magnitude is the apparent magnitude, m, an object would have if it were at a standard luminosity distance away from us, in the absence of interstellar extinction. ... A star catalogue, or star catalog, is an astronomical catalog that lists stars. ... In astronomy, many stars are referred to simply by catalogue numbers. ... In astronomy, many stars are referred to simply by catalogue numbers. ... In astronomy, many stars are referred to simply by catalogue numbers. ... The Henry Draper Catalogue is an astronomy catalogue with astrometric and spectroscopic data about more than 225,000 stars. ... In astronomy, many stars are referred to simply by catalogue numbers. ... Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalog contain the 258,996 stars. ... Fifth Fundamental Catalogue is a glossary of positions of stars. ... The Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues (Tycho-1) are the primary products of the European Space Agencys astrometric mission, Hipparcos. ... STAR is an acronym for: Organizations Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers], the self-regulatory body for the entertainment ticket industry in the UK. Society for Telescopy, Astronomy, and Radio, a non-profit New Jersey astronomy club. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Capricornus ( or , Unicode: ♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Persian (Local names: فارسی Fârsi or پارسی Pârsi)* is an Indo-European language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan as well as by minorities in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, India, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ...


ψ Capricorni is a yellow-white F-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +4.13. It is approximately 47.9 light years from Earth. The measured rotational velocity of this star is approximately 37 km/s. (Compare to the Sun, which has an equatorial rotation velocity of 2 km/s.) In astronomy, stellar classification is a classification of stars based initially on photospheric temperature and its associated spectral characteristics, and subsequently refined in terms of other characteristics. ... Hertzsprung-Russell diagram The main sequence of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram is the curve where the majority of stars are located in this diagram. ... The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other celestial body is a measure of its apparent brightness as seen by an observer on Earth. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... “Sol” redirects here. ...


External links

  • HD 197692 -- Star (English). SIMBAD: Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved on 2006-08-16.
  • 4C01688 (English). ARICNS (1998-03-04). Retrieved on 2006-08-16.
  • ψ Capricorni (English). Alcyone ephemeris. Retrieved on 2006-08-16.

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Capricorn: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (1682 words)
Due to the precession of the equinoxes, the December solstice no longer takes place while the sun is in Capricorn, but the astrological period called Capricorn begins at approximately the same time as the solstice.
The goat's head is formed by the triangle of stars ι Capricorni, θ Capricorni, and ζ Capricorni.
The goat's tail consists of stars β Capricorni and α Capricorni: star β Capricorni being of the third magnitude.
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The Alpha Cygnids are listed as the Psi Cygnids among the radiants of the Dutch Meteor Society.
This area of the sky is located in on the Capricornus/Aquarius border 3 degrees north of the 4th magnitude star Iota Capricorni.
The radiant is located at 21:48 (327) -16 which lies very close to the 3th magnitude star Nashira (Delta Capricorni).
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