Gamma Muscae

Stellar classification



  • X 273
  • Y -54
  • Z 168
→ Sol: 325

Object type

  • Pulsating variable Star
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • UV-emission source
  • Variable Star
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γ Muscae, Latinised as Gamma Muscae, is a star in the southern circumpolar constellation of Musca, the Fly. It is a blue-white star of spectral type B5V that ranges between magnitudes 3.84 and 3.86 over a period of 2.7 days. It is a variable of a different type, classed as a Slowly pulsating B star. It is around five times as massive as the Sun.

This star is a proper motion member of the Lower-Centaurus Crux sub-group in the Scorpius-Centaurus OB association, the nearest such association of co-moving massive stars to the Sun.

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