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Suhail al Muhlif

Regor, Gamma2 Velorum

Proper NamesSuhail al Muhlif, Regor
Bayer DesignationGamma2 Velorum
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)3207
Right Ascension8h 9m 32s
Declination-47° 20' 12"
Distancec.1,100 light years
c.300 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +1.8
Absolute: -5.3
Spectral ClassWC8 Wolf-Rayet Star
Optimum VisibilityFebruary (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesThe primary star of this binary system is a massive and highly luminous Wolf-Rayet star, emitting some 20,000 times as much light as the Sun. Its companion is a blue giant, and together these two stars form a quadruple system with the two stars that make up the Gamma1 Velorum system.


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