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α Vulpeculae
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Vulpecula
Right ascension 19h 28m 42.3s
Declination +24° 39' 54"
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.44
Absolute magnitude (V) -0.36
Distance 296.50515 ly
(90.909 pc)
Spectral type M0III
Other designations
Anser, 6 Vulpeculae,
HR 7405, HD 183439,
BD+24°3759, FK5 1508,
HIP 95771, SAO 87261,
GC 26904, BDS 9350,
CCDM 19288+2442

Alpha Vulpeculae (α Vul / α Vulpeculae) is the brightest star in the constellation Vulpecula. It has a traditional name, variously represented as Lukida, Lucida Anseris, or Anser, a tradition kept from when the constellation had the name Vulpecula et Anser 'the fox and the goose'.

Alpha Vulpeculae is a red giant of spectral class M0 and has apparent magnitude +4.44. It is approximately 297 light years from Earth. It forms a wide optical binary with 8 Vulpeculae.

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