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The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
|16.38 mag||Star name:||UCAC3 catalog star 102056213|
This star belongs to the huge UCAC 3 catalog. It is identified by this number in the UCAC 3 catalog.
|Declination:||25.0123°||Right ascension:||6h 4m 49.29s (91.20539°)|
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
|%%DISTVAL LY||Spectral type:||not in database|
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
This is a very old constellation, representing the two twins Castor and Pollux. They have been regarded as the patrons and protectors of sailors.read more on this constellation