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Epoch J2000 Equinox J2000
|Right ascension||14h 32m 04.67180s|
|Declination||+38° 18′ 29.7043″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+3.03|
|Spectral type||A7 III|
|U−B color index||+0.12|
|B−V color index||+0.19|
|R−I color index||+0.08|
|Variable type||Delta Scuti variable|
|Radial velocity (Rv)||−35.5 km/s|
|Proper motion (μ)||RA: −115.71 mas/yr
Dec.: +151.16 mas/yr
|Parallax (π)||37.58 ± 0.14 mas|
|Distance||86.8 ± 0.3 ly
(26.61 ± 0.10 pc)
|Rotational velocity (v sin i)||140 km/s|
Gamma Boötis (γ Boötis, abbreviated Gamma Boo, γ Boo), also named Seginus, is a star in the constellation of Boötes. Approximately 85 light years away from the Sun, it belongs to the spectral class A7III and is a Delta Scuti type variable star with a period of 1.13 hours. Its brightness varies from magnitude +3.02 to +3.07.
It bore the traditional names Seginus (alternatively Segin, Ceginus) of uncertain origin and was listed as Haris in Bečvář. Seginus possibly resulted from Latinization of an Arabic form of the Greek name of the constellation of Boötes - Theguius. Haris comes from the Arabic name of the constellation of Boötes, Al Haris Al Sama meaning "the guard". In 2016, the International Astronomical Union organized a Working Group on Star Names (WGSN) to catalogue and standardize proper names for stars. The WGSN approved the name Seginus for this star on 21 August 2016 and it is now so entered in the IAU Catalog of Star Names.
In the catalogue of stars in the Calendarium of Al Achsasi al Mouakket, this star was designated Menkib al Aoua al Aisr (منكب العواء الأيسر - mankibu lʿawwaaʾi lʾaysar), which was translated into Latin as Humerus Sinister Latratoris, meaning 'the left shoulder of barker'.
In Chinese astronomy, Seginus is called 招搖, Pinyin: Zhāoyáo, meaning Twinkling Indicator, because this star is marking itself and stand alone in Twinkling Indicator asterism, Root mansion (see : Chinese constellation). 招搖 (Zhāoyáo), westernized into Chaou Yaou, but the name Chaou Yaou was designated for Beta Boötis (Nekkar) by R.H. Allen and the meaning is "to beckon, excite, or move." 
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