The Galactic position and direction of Alpha Microscopii relative to Earth's Sun. Note that, at this
extreme scale, the two stars are effectively in the same place.
A yellow giant in the faint constellation of Microscopium. Its considerable distance
from the Solar System, nearly 400 light years, makes it appear as faint as the other
stars in this inconspicuous group.
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