This orange subgiant, about 63
light years from Earth, takes its name from the Arabic
al muthallath, meaning 'the Triangle' and, despite its 'Alpha' designation, is the
second brightest star in the northern
constellation of that name. Given its triangular
associations, it is appropriate that Mothallah is a ternary or triple system, with the main star having two companions.
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