Epoch J2000 Equinox J2000
|Right ascension||17h 41m 35.2s|
|Declination||−30° 06′ 39.6″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+17.8|
Wray 17-96 is a very luminous star in the Scorpius constellation, about 15,000 light-years (4.6 kpc) away. Likely a luminous blue variable (LBV), it has an absolute bolometric magnitude of −10.9 (1.8 million solar units), making it one of the most luminous stars known. Wray 17-96 is also notable for its gas shell, once thought to be a planetary nebula.
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