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Ras Alhague

What's in a Name: Arabic for "head of the serpent collector"
Claim to Fame: Brightest star, and the head of the serpent, in the constellation Ophiuchus.
Type of Star: White Giant
How Far Away: 62 light years away
How Bright: About 1000 times brighter than the Sun
Where to View: In the constellation Ophiuchus
When to View:June through October

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