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Lambda Muscae

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationLambda Muscae
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)4520
Right Ascension11h 45m 36s
Declination-66° 43' 44"
Distance127 light years
39 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.63
Absolute: +0.68
Spectral ClassA7V white main sequence star
Optimum VisibilityMarch / April (Usually visible from southern latitudes)

Lambda Muscae's near-neighbour in the sky is Mu Muscae. The two stars lie just sixteen arcminutes apart as seen from Earth, but are actually widely separated in space. Mu Muscae is an orange giant more than three times farther from the Sun than white Lambda Muscae, and some four times as luminous, though it appears fainter in this image because of its great distance. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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