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Iota1 Scorpii

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationIota1 Scorpii
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)6615
Right Ascension17h 47m 35s
Declination-40° 7' 37"
Distancec.1,900 light years
c.600 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.0
Absolute: -5.9
Spectral ClassF2Iae bright yellow supergiant
Optimum VisibilityJune / July

The relatively bright star to the immediate east (left) in this image is Iota2 Scorpii which, despite its shared Iota designation, is unrelated to Iota1 Scorpii, and lies several hundred light years farther from Earth. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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