Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||15h 35m 31.54s|
|Declination||-14° 27′ 22.4″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+3.91|
|Absolute magnitude (V)||+0.56|
|Spectral type||K0 III|
Gamma Librae (γ Lib, γ Librae) is a star in the constellation Libra. It has the traditional name Zuben-el-Akrab, meaning "Shears of the Scorpion". The name is a modification of the Arabic al-Zuban al-Aqrab (الزبن العقرب). Alternate modifications of the phrase include Zuben el Hakrabi and Zuben Hakraki.
Gamma Librae belongs to the spectral class K0III, and is of the fourth-magnitude, having apparent magnitude +3.91. It is approximately 152 light years from the Earth. This star has 2.15 times the mass of the Sun and is radiating around 71 times the luminosity of the Sun at an effective temperature of 4,822 K.
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