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Iota Virginis, 99 Virginis

Proper NameSyrma
Bayer DesignationIota Virginis
Flamsteed Number99 Virginis
HR (BSC)5338
Right Ascension14h 16m 1s
Declination-6° 0' 2"
Distance73 light years
22 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.1
Absolute: +2.4
Spectral ClassF6III Bright Yellow Giant
Optimum VisibilityMay
NotesDespite being classified as a giant star, Syrma has a diameter only a little more than twice that of the Sun, though it generates about ten times as much light.

An F-type yellow giant star lying some 70 light years from the Earth, in the constellation of Virgo.


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