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1950 26Epsilon SCO
2000 26Epsilon SCO 26Epsilon SCO 26Epsilon SCO

Use 26 Epsilon for any year on this date.

Name: 26Epsilon SCO Wei
Birthday from Jack’s initial research: Dec 5
Magnitude: 2.3
Spectrum/Star type: Orange Giant
Distance in Light Years: 65
Diameter compared to Sun: 14
Luminosity compared to Sun: 70, mostly infra-red
Date best observed: Jul 18
Additional information: Chinese, “Tail” of the Azure Dragon – this actually refers to all the stars of the Scorpion’s Tail. This star is outside of the zodiac and is an X-ray source. 26 Epsilon is a visitor from another part of the Milky Way: it is one of the few stars in Scorpio not part of Scorpio-Centaurus Association. Note that The Scorpion’s Tail below Epsilon is 12 to almost 20 degrees south of The Ecliptic-quite far from the Real Zodiac (9 degrees)!

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