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Zubeneschamali

The white star as one of very few stars is perceived by some people as green. Others see it white. Zubeneschamali indeed glows strongest in green light, but the other spectral colors are also very strong. This results in the combination color white.
The star rotates about 100 times faster as our Sun.

Constellation: Libra
Distance: 160 light-years
Spectral class: B8
Visual magnitude: 2.7
Luminosity: 130 * Sun
Mass: 4 * Sun

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07/19/2006

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