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Zodiac: Sagittarius
Nov 23 - Dec 21
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Fomalhaut (α Pisces Austrini)

Fomalhaut (α Pisces Austrini) is a white A-type dwarf star (A3V) in the constellation of Southern Fish.
Only 25 lightyears away, Fomalhaut (α Pisces Austrini) belongs to our cosmic neighborhood. It was the first stellar system with an extrasolar planet candidate. Today, it is assumed that no planet was detected, but rather an expanding dusk disk. At an age of 100 to 300 million years, Fomalhaut (α Pisces Austrini) is a rather young star, with a potential life span of a billion years.
Right ascension
22h 57m 38.83s (344.41177°)
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
1.23 mag
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
2525 ly
Spectral type
Color index
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Pisces Austrinus (Southern Fish)
Artist impression of Formalhaut.
Image credit: NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams
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