Alpha Cygni (Deneb (Alpha Cygni)) [#10192161139]

Coordinates

This system is located at: -1405 / 46.125 / 132.5

Galactic coordinates: R: 1,411.988 / l: 84.613 / b: 1.872
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 20h 43m 8.599s / Declination: 45° 27'41.123''


Habitable zone:
Metal-rich body (270 to 7,160 ls), Earth-like world (112,718 to 169,056 ls), Water world (92,428 to 357,958 ls), Ammonia world (233,866 to 636,370 ls), Terraformable (87,793 to 175,175 ls)

Estimated value: 66,683 cr

Traffic report

This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by Mixolydian.

It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: Deneb (Alpha Cygni)

110 ships passed through Alpha Cygni space, including 0 ship in the last 7 days.

0 ship passed through Alpha Cygni space in the last 24 hours.

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Deneb, also designated Alpha Cygni, is the brightest star in the constellation of Cygnus. Deneb lies at one vertex of a widely spaced asterism called the Summer Triangle, the other two members of which are the zero-magnitude stars Vega in the constellation Lyra and Altair in Aquila. The traditional name Deneb is derived from dhaneb, Arabic for "tail", from the phrase Dhanab ad-Dajājah, or "tail of the hen".

It is the 19th brightest star in the night sky of Earth, with an apparent magnitude of 1.25. A blue-white supergiant, Deneb is also one of the most luminous stars. Since 1943, its spectrum has served as one of the stable anchor points by which other stars are classified. It is the prototype of a class of variable stars known as Alpha Cygni variables. Its surface undergoes non-radial fluctuations which cause its brightness to vary by up to 0.15 magnitude with no clear periodicity, and the spectral type to change slightly.

As of 3303, Deneb has a mass of only 1.66 solar masses and a radius 116 times that of Sol. These values are significantly less than earlier observations which had estimated 19 solar masses and a radius of 203 times that of Sol. The Deneb system is bare, consisting of only a hot metal-rich world and rocky body suitable for landing (source).