36 Ophiuchi

Object type

  • Double or multiple star
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
simbad:* 36 Oph


36 Ophiuchi is a triple star system 19.5 light years from Earth. It is in the constellation Ophiuchus.

The primary and secondary stars are nearly identical orange main sequence dwarfs of spectral type K2/K1; the tertiary star is an orange main sequence dwarf of spectral type K5.

Star C is separated from the A-B pair by 700 arc seconds, compared to a minimum of 4.6 arcsec for A-B, so its effect on the movements of the A-B pair is small. A and B have active chromospheres.

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