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72 Ophiuchi
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Ophiuchus
Right ascension 18h 7m 21.02s
Declination +9° 33' 49.2"
Apparent magnitude (V) +3.71
Absolute magnitude (V) +1.69
Distance 83 ly
(25.46 pc)
Spectral type A4IV
Other designations
Phorbaceus, HR 6771, HD 165777, BD +09 3564, HIP 88771, SAO 123142, FK5 680, GC 24695

72 Ophiuchi (72 Oph / 72 Ophiuchi) is a Class A4, fourth-magnitude star in the constellation Ophiuchus. It sometimes called by the Greek name Phorbaceus, referring to the hero Phorbas, who saved the island of Rhodes from a plague of serpents.

72 Ophiuchi is a multiple star system of several components, located about 85 light-years from Earth.


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