July 24

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1950 17Beta CNC 17Beta CNC 17Beta CNC 17Beta CNC
2000 17Beta CNC 17Beta CNC 16Zeta CNC

17 Beta will also be a good choice for L+2 in the 2000 era.


Name: 16Zeta CNC Tegmine
Birthday from Jack’s initial research: July 23
Magnitude: 4.7
Spectrum/Star type: Yellow
Distance in Light Years: 83
Diameter compared to Sun:
Luminosity compared to Sun:
Date best observed: Mar 9
Additional information: 4 or maybe 5 stars! A & B pair have 60 yr period. Latin: “in the Covering”(of The Crab).


Name: 17Beta CNC Al Tarf
Birthday from Jack’s initial research: July 24
Magnitude: 3.5
Spectrum/Star type: Orange Giant
Distance in Light Years: 290
Diameter compared to Sun: 50
Luminosity compared to Sun: 660
Date best observed: Mar 11
Additional information: “the End” of the crab’s foot. Has a dim red dwarf companion. Below and to the right is bright Procyon, and below and to the left is The Hydra’s Head.

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