December 11

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1950 36A OPH 36A OPH 36A OPH 36A OPH
2000 35Eta OPH

Name: 35Eta OPH Sabik
Birthday from Jack’s initial research: Dec 10
Magnitude: 2.4
Spectrum/Star type: Two white stars in a binary system.
Distance in Light Years: 84
Diameter compared to Sun: 2.5x and 2x.
Luminosity compared to Sun: 35 and 21
Date best observed: Jul 24
Additional information: “Preceding”, rising before Antares. Sabik is a Navigational Star. The stars of this system orbit each other in an 88 year period. There are perhaps 2 more stars in this system. Persians, Egyptians, & Ethiopians of NE Africa called Xi, Theta, & Eta “The Magician”.

Name: 36A OPH
Birthday from Jack’s initial research: Dec 11
Magnitude: 4.3
Spectrum/Star type: Orange Giant & Orange Dwarf in a binary system. perhaps 5 stars.
Distance in Light Years: 20
Diameter compared to Sun: Both are smaller than The Sun.
Luminosity compared to Sun: Less bright
Date best observed: Jul 25
Additional information: This is perhaps the closest zodiac star. 36A is on the edge of The Pipe Dark Nebula. Look for it in pristine dark skies. There are perhaps 5 stars here.

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