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Epsilon Scorpii

26 Scorpii

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationEpsilon Scorpii
Flamsteed Number26 Scorpii
HR (BSC)6241
HD151680
ConstellationScorpius
Right Ascension16h 51m 17s
Declination-34° 19' 8"
Distance64 light years
20 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.3
Absolute: +0.8
Spectral ClassK1III Orange Giant
Optimum VisibilityJune
NotesAn orange star on the path of the Milky Way as it passes through Scorpius, lying southeastwards of bright Antares and northwestwards of the curving Scorpion's tail, a formation also known as the Fishhook. Epsilon Scorpii is giant star that has entered the helium-burning phase of its existence.

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