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Arcturus II (SP-593)


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Caption: Arcturus (SP-593), at anchor circa 1918. (NH 59826)

The principal star of the northern constellation Bootes with a magnitude of .2 and located 36 light years distant from the Earth.

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Artemis (SP-593) (q.v) was renamed Arcturus in accordance with General Order No. 371 of 20 February 1918, probably to avoid confusion with the Army transport Artemis (ex-Bohemia, later Artemis), Id. No. 2187.

Published: Wed Jan 20 09:07:39 EST 2016