68 Ophiuchi

Stellar classification



  • X -138
  • Y 56
  • Z 252
→ Sol: 293

Object type

  • Star
  • Double or multiple star
  • Infra-Red source
  • UV-emission source
  • Variable Star
simbad:* 68 Oph


68 Ophiuchi is a star in the constellation Ophiuchus. Its apparent magnitude is 4.42. Located around 89.69 parsecs (292.5 ly) distant, it is a blue-white main-sequence star of spectral type A2Vn, a star that is currently fusing its core hydrogen. The star is suspected of varying between magnitudes 4.42 and 4.48.

It is a binary, with a companion, B, of magnitude 7.48, in an orbit with period 176 years and eccentricity 0.83.

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