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(shee -at) (β Peg) A red giant that is one of the brightest stars in the constellation Pegasus and lies on the Great Square of Pegasus. It is a semiregular variable with a magnitude range of 2.3 to 2.7. Spectral type: M2 II-III; distance: 67 pc.
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[shē′at]
(astronomy)
A red giant, irregular, variable star, in the constellation Pegasus.
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This nice bright group can be found halfway between alpha and beta Pegasi on the Pegasus square's border line with the stars 4.5 tau, 3.5 mu and 3.9 lamda Pegasi in the near surroundings.
The group found that it is possible to detect these signatures from Earth, and it is even easier to pick up traces on planets orbiting M-class stars, a group that includes red giants like Beta Pegasi and red dwarf stars like Barnard's star.
That all changed seven years ago, in October 1995, when astronomers in Switzerland announced the discovery of a planet around the Sun-like star 51 Pegasi, a 5.5-magnitude dwarf 50 light-years distant, located southwest of the midpoint of a line drawn between Alpha ([alpha]) and Beta Pegasi. As with all the subsequent discoveries of extrasolar worlds, the new planet was not actually imaged directly.