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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationPhi Ophiuchi
Flamsteed Number8 Ophiuchi
HR (BSC)6147
Right Ascension16h 31m 8s
Declination-16° 36' 46"
Distance244 light years
75 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.3
Absolute: -0.1
Spectral ClassG8III Yellow Giant
Optimum VisibilityJune
NotesThis yellow-orange giant star lies almost directly northward of Antares in the skies of Earth, marking one of the 'legs' of Ophiuchus the Serpent Holder. This is a ternary or triple system, with the main giant star having two much fainter companions.

Phi Ophiuchi is a giant star, yellow-orange in colour, more than 200 light years away from the Solar System. It lies within the boundaries of Ophiuchus, near that constellation's border with Scorpius.


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