The Altair star is a white, type-A main sequence dwarf star and is the brightest shinning star in the Aquila constellation. It is a hydrogen fusing star that is around 7500° Kelvin and has a spectral type of A7V.
This star is 16.7 light years away from the earth, and has a mass of 3.56E30 kg
It takes Altair ten hours to make a complete rotation on its axes.
The Altair star rotates at a rapidly fast speed and is stretched in the middle because of that spin. The star has a solar mass of 1.79. It has 9 different rates of brightness waxing and waning; also, it is the twelve brightest star in sky visible by the human eye. It's white, although looks bluish from earth. Altair is currently positioned at currently positioned at 1º 47' (19° 50' 47"). It is either a main sequence star or pulsating variable star.