Celestia has Xi Scorp as being 58.547 ly away, online sources say it is 95+ ly. How would I go about fixing this?

Another problem is orbital information...I can't seem to find anything on C, D or E outside of mass, lum, mag and distance from one another. I know nothing about eccentricity of said stars, orbital periods, etc.

Finally (amazingly, only three issues so far) I run into an artifact (presumably) when travelling to Xi Scorp. It appears to be two stars very close to one another and when I click on them, get no info on them.

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`#The complex multiple star system Xi Scorpii`

Barycenter "Xi Sco: HIP 78727"

{

RA 241.092458

Dec -11.372944

Distance 58.547

}

"Xi Sco C"

{

OrbitBarycenter "Xi Sco"

SpectralType "G8V"

AppMag 7.3

Radius 625500

EllipticalOrbit {

Period 1100

SemiMajorAxis 210

Eccentricity .13

Inclination 21

AscendingNode 0

ArgOfPericenter 0

MeanAnomaly 0

}

}

Barycenter "Xi Sco DE"

{

OrbitBarycenter "Xi Sco"

EllipticalOrbit{

Period 10000

SemiMajorAxis 8000

Inclination 65

ArgOfPericenter 180

MeanAnomaly 0

}

}

"Xi Sco D"

{

OrbitBarycenter "Xi Sco DE"

SpectralType "G8V"

Radius 597700

AppMag 7.4

EllipticalOrbit{

Period 200

SemiMajorAxis 160

Inclination 15

AscendingNode 0

ArgOfPericenter 0

MeanAnomaly 0

}

}

"XI Sco E"

{

OrbitBarycenter "Xi Sco DE"

SpectralType "K2V"

Radius 562950

AppMag 8.0

EllipticalOrbit{

Period 200

SemiMajorAxis 160

Inclination 15

AscendingNode 0

ArgOfPericenter 180

MeanAnomaly 0

}

}

Here's what I've got. Feel free to tell me where I goofed. I'm sure I have. I just don't know where. Be honest, but please be polite!

Thanks

-M-