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Eta Virginis, 15 Virginis

Proper NameZaniah
Bayer DesignationEta Virginis
Flamsteed Number15 Virginis
HR (BSC)4689
Right Ascension12h 19m 54s
Declination-0° 40' 0"
Distance257 light years
79 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.9
Absolute: -0.7
Spectral ClassA2IV White Subgiant
Optimum VisibilityApril
NotesAt the heart of the Zaniah system are two dwarf stars orbiting one another very closely, about half as far apart as Earth is from the Sun. A third star orbits this central pair at a distance of some ten AU, approximately equivalent to Saturn's distance from the Sun.


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