Alshat Nu Capricorni

Stellar classification



  • X -119
  • Y -111
  • Z 194
→ Sol: 253

Object type

  • Star
  • Double or multiple star
  • Infra-Red source
  • UV-emission source
simbad:* nu. Cap


Nu Capricorni, Latinized from ν Capricorni, is a binary star in the southern constellation of Capricornus. Because the star lies near the ecliptic it is subject to occultations by the Moon. It has the traditional name Alshat, from the Arabic الشاة aš-šā[t], meaning the sheep that was to be slaughtered by the adjacent Dabih. The system is approximately 253 light years from Earth.

The primary member, component A, is a blue-white hued B-type main sequence or subgiant star with an apparent magnitude of +4.77. Its companion, component B, is a magnitude 11.8 star located at an angular separation of 54.1 arcseconds from the primary.

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