β Librae

Beta Librae is two binocular fields northeast of alpha. Named Zubeneschamali, The Northern Claw of the Scorpion.

Beta's claim to notoriety lies in the fact that many observers see a greenish tinge to the star, one of the few bright stars with such properties.

Beta is five times the size of our Sun, and has a surface temperature of twice the Sun's, at 12,300 K.

You'll note that just off the eastern edge is Struve 1962, a fine binary of two bluish-white stars: 6.4, 6.5; 190, 11.9".

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