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Gamma Circini

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationGamma Circini
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)5704
Right Ascension15h 23m 23s
Declination-59° 19' 15"
Distance510 light years
156 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.5
Absolute: -1.5
Spectral ClassB5 Blue Giant
Optimum VisibilityMay

A faint star a little over five hundred light years from the Solar System. In the sky, it lies in the Milky Way, between bright Alpha Centauri and the Southern Triangle. Gamma Circini is a binary system, containing a blue giant star with a yellow, F-type, companion.


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