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Old October 5th, 2017, 12:44 AM
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Default Halo's star?

According to TravellerMap , Halo (Solomani Rim 0726, Albadawi Subsector) is hosted by an F0 II star. II is a "bright giant", and an F0 II should have a luminosity of about 1000x of the sun.

As it's only 11-12 parsec away from us, it should be around -2.26 apparent magnitude to us, significantly brighter than Sirius and the brightest star in our night sky.

Is there any Traveller lore about what this star is, and why it was placed so close to Terra as to be so visibly bright? The name "Halo" is suggestive, too.

Another star, Troutiyka, a F8 Ia supergiant which would have a luminosity >50,000 solar luminosities, is about 60 parsec from Terra and would have a apparent magnitude of -3.0. Even brighter than Halo in our sky.

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