There are two stars with the Bayer designation ω Scorpii (omega Scorpii):
They are separated by 0.24° on the sky, which is far enough apart to be individually resolved with the naked eye. The two stars are not physically associated with each other, and thus only form an optical pair. ω Scorpii also has the traditional name Jabhat al Akrab, which is derived from the Arabic جبهة العقرب jabhat[u] al-caqrab meaning "[The] forehead of the scorpion". For the Chinese, the pair were known as Kow Kin, meaning a Hook and Latch.
- Ferreira, Lucas (June 2009), "Double Stars in Scorpius", Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, 68 (5 and 6): 119–122, Bibcode:2009MNSSA..68..119F.
- Inglis, Mike, ed. (2015), Patrick Moore’s Observer’s Year: 366 Nights of the Universe: 2015 – 2020, The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series (3rd ed.), Springer, p. 184, ISBN 3319186787.
- Allen, Richard Hinckley (1899), Star-names and Their Meanings, G.E. Stechert, p. 372.
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