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Right ascension:19h11m09.83s
Apparent magnitude:7.967
Distance:63.694 parsecs
Proper motion RA:-135.2
Proper motion Dec:-90.7
B-T magnitude:8.828
V-T magnitude:8.039

Catalogs and designations:
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HD 1989HD 179079
TYCHO-2 2000TYC 5133-750-1
USNO-A2.0USNO-A2 0825-14769897
HIPHIP 94256

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