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Observation and Astrometry data

Right ascension:18h26m53.90s
Apparent magnitude:5.46
Distance:162.338 parsecs
Proper motion RA:3.7
Proper motion Dec:-54.8
B-T magnitude:6.508
V-T magnitude:5.541

Catalogs and designations:
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HD 1989HD 169405
TYCHO-2 2000TYC 8363-3648-1
USNO-A2.0USNO-A2 0375-35446038
BSC 1991HR 6894
HIPHIP 90414

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