Altair (Star)

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , Altair is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 27° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:14, 31° above your western horizon.

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Name Altair
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-Aql
53-Aql
HR 7557
HD 187642
HIP 97649
TYC 1058-3399-1
Position
Constellation:Aquila
Magnitude:0.93 (V)[2]
1.25 (BT)[1]
0.95 (VT)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.27
Right Ascension:19h50m46s [2]
Declination:+08°52'02" [2]
Distance:5.1 parsec
16.7 lightyrs [3]
Proper motion (speed):660.3 mas/yr [3]
Proper motion (pos ang):54.3°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):2.38

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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