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Al Rischa (Arabic, "the well rope") is the traditional name for Alpha Piscium, one of the 21 main stars in the constellation of Pisces. It is also known as Kaitain and Okda.

The distance from Earth is about 139 light years. It is in fact a binary star system. The two stars take more than 700 years to orbit one another and they will make their closest approach to each other around 2060. The stars have masses of 2.3 and 1.8 solar masses respectively and shine with a total luminosity of 31 and 12 times that of the Sun.


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