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Pismis 24-1

The brightest star in a small, open cluster, Pismis-24-1, is at least a double star. Of these one could be double again, so it is a double or triple system.

Constellation: Scorpius
Distance: 8000 light-years
Mass: each 70 - 100 * Sun

Back: List of big and giant stars part 2

12/18/2006

    Pismis 24-1
Photo: NASA, ESA, and J. Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain)

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