They are separated by 0.11° on the sky, and resolvable with the naked eye, similar to Mizar and Alcor. α¹ Capricorni is fainter (apparent magnitude 4.27) than α² Capricorni (apparent magnitude 3.58).
Alpha Capricorni bore the traditional names Algedi, Algiedi, Al Giedi or Giedi, derived from the Arabic الجدي al-jady "the billy goat" or "kid". It also refers to the entire constellation of Capricornus. Giedi is sometimes also associated with Beta Capricorni. α¹ and α² Capricorni were also called Prima Giedi and Secunda Giedi, respectively. In 2016, the International Astronomical Union organized a Working Group on Star Names (WGSN) to catalogue and standardize proper names for stars. The WGSN approved the name Algedi for α² Capricorni on 21 August 2016 and it is now so entered in the IAU Catalog of Star Names.
- Kaler, Jim. "Algedi". Retrieved December 5, 2016.
- Alpha Capricorni on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images
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