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Mu Arae

Proper NameCervantes
Bayer DesignationsMu Arae
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)6585
Right Ascension17h 44m 9s
Declination-51° 50' 3"
Distance51 light years
16 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.1
Absolute: +4.2
Spectral ClassG3IV Yellow Subgiant
Optimum VisibilityJune / July (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesCervantes is a yellow star similar to the Sun, though somewhat larger and more luminous. It has a multiple system of planets, of which the four known members are named for characters from Cervantes' Don Quixote: Quijote, Dulcinea, Rocinante and Sancho.


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