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Zodiac: Libra
Sep 24 - Oct 23
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Regulus (α Leonis)

Declination
11.9672°
Right ascension
10h 8m 22.46s (152.09358°)
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.
Magnitude
1.4 mag
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.
Distance
77 LY
Tycho-Identifier
833:1381:1
HIP-Identifier
49669
Spectral type
B7V
Color index
-0.09
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Constellation
Leo (Lion)
The Lion is a large constellation that makes it rather easy to recognize the lion in the stars. It supposedly was the first task of Hercules to kill the Lion, according to the ancient myth.
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