Regulus

Designation: α Leonis
Hemisphere: Northern
Constellation: Leo
Distance: 79 light years
Object type: Quadruple Star System

Description

Regulus is the brightest star in the Leo constellation, hence its denomination as α Leonis, and one of the brightest in the night sky. Although it looks like a single star, this is in fact a quadruple star system composed of four stars organized into two pairs.

The Regulus system as a whole represents the twenty-first brightest star in the night sky, at a distance of roughly 79 light years from the Sun.

Equipment

Mount: Celestron Evolution
Main Telescope: William Optics ZS73EDii
Main camera: ZWO ASI183MC-Pro
Main camera filter: Optolong UV/IR Cut

Acquisition details

Total integration time: 15 minutes
Acquisition software: SharpCap Pro
Processing software: PixInsight
Location: Luxembourg

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