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Delta Librae

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Delta Librae (δ Librae, δ Lib) is a variable star in the constellation Libra. It has the traditional name Zuben Elakribi, a variant of the traditional name of Gamma Librae. With μ Vir it forms one of the Akkadian lunar mansions Mulu-izi (meaning "Man-of-fire").

δ Lib is approximately 300 light years from the Earth and belongs to the spectral class B9.5V. It is an eclipsing binary star, with a period of 2.3272 days. Its apparent magnitude varies from 4.43m to 5.81m.

Along with λ Tau, it was one of the first stars on which rotational line broadening was observed, by Frank Schlesinger in 1911.

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