September 19 Stars: Select Years 2

September 19
1950 epoch: Leap +3 years
2000 epoch: Leap +2 years

You have a choice of 2 stars on this date. The brighter one, if that is your preference, is 3 Nu VIR.

Name: 3 VIR, aka Nu VIR
Magnitude: 4.0
Spectrum/Star type: Red Giant
Distance in light-years: 315
Diameter compared to Sun: ~40x
Luminosity compared to Sun: over 300x
Date best observed: May 3
Additional information: About 2 degrees above Nu is Xi VIR, 4.8 magnitude, 120 light-years, White, ~2x brighter and~15X more luminous than the sun.

Name: 93 LEO
Magnitude: 4.5
Spectrum/Star type: white
Distance in light-years: 225
Diameter compared to Sun: 4
Luminosity compared to Sun: 25
Date best observed: May 4
Additional information: Located just outside of the zodiac, 93 Leo is a spectroscopic binary. With brighter Beta, Delta, and Theta,93 LEO made a rectangular “Bed” in the Hindu Lunar Zodiac.

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