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Epsilon Scorpii, 26 Scorpii

Proper NameLarawag
Bayer DesignationEpsilon Scorpii
Flamsteed Number26 Scorpii
HR (BSC)6241
Right Ascension16h 50m 10s
Declination-34° 17' 36"
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. Larawag is giant star that has entered the helium-burning phase of its existence.


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