38 Boötis

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38 Boötis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Boötes
Right ascension 14h 49m 18.7s
Declination +46° 06' 58"
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.76
Distance 153 ± 4 ly
(47 ± 1 pc)
Spectral type F7IV w
Other designations
Merga, Marrha, El Mara el Musalsela, Falx Italica, h Boötis, HR 5533, HD 130945, BD+46°1993, HIP 72487, SAO 45226, GC 19959
Database references

38 Boötis or h Boötis (38 Boo) is a star in the constellation Boötes. It has the traditional name Merga, occasionally spelled Marrha or in full El Mara el Musalsela, from the Arabic المرأة المسلسلة al-mar’ah al-musalsalah "the chained woman". Another occasional name is Falx Italica, from the Latin falx ītalica "billhook".

38 Boötis has an apparent magnitude of 5.74 and belongs to the spectral class F7IVw. It is approximately 153 light years from Earth.