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Muphrid

Mufrid, Eta Boötis, 8 Boötis

Proper NamesMuphrid, Mufrid
Bayer DesignationEta Boötis
Flamsteed Number8 Boötis
HR (BSC)5235
HD121370
ConstellationBoötes
Right Ascension13h 55m 32s
Declination+18° 18' 44"
Distance37 light years
11 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.7
Absolute: +2.4
Spectral ClassG0IV Yellow Subgiant
Optimum VisibilityMay
NotesMuphrid lies close to Arcturus not only in the skies of Earth, but also in reality: Mufrid and Arcturus lie less than four light years from one another, closer than the Sun and Alpha Centauri. There are indications that Muphrid may be a binary star, with a small red dwarf companion.

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