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Theta Scorpii

Proper NamesSargas
Bayer DesignationTheta Scorpii
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)6553
Right Ascension17h 38m 49s
Declination-43° 0' 32"
Distance300 light years
92 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +1.9
Absolute: -3.0
Spectral ClassF1II Bright Yellow Bright Giant
Optimum VisibilityJune / July
Relative Galactic Position of Sargas

The Galactic position and direction of Sargas relative to Earth's Sun. Note that, at this extreme scale, the two stars are effectively in the same place.

Sargas lies in the far south of Scorpius, near its borders with Ara and the Southern Crown. It is a binary star that shines with a yellow-white light, some three hundred light years away from the Sun.


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