γ2 Normae

Gamma2 Normae is a yellow giant with a visual magnitude of 4.0, making it the brightest star of the constellation (which has no alpha or beta). It's 125 light years away.

Gamma Normae is half way between the Scorpion's tail and alpha Centauri, as well as 22 (a little over four fields) due south of Antares: binoculars.

Northeast of gamma, in the same field of view, is epsilon Normae, a fine binary (h4853): 4.5, 6.1; 334, 22.8".

Place gamma on your northern edge then move one binocular field south to kappa Normae

Click on kappa on the map to continue.

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