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HD 102956

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)None
ConstellationUrsa Major
Right Ascension11h 52m 12s
Declination+57° 33' 5"
Distance424 light years
130 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +7.8
Absolute: +2.3
Spectral ClassG8IV Yellow Subgiant
Uncertain: different sources give multiple different classifications for this star
Optimum VisibilityApril (Usually visible from northern latitudes)
NotesA relatively Sun-like star, though somewhat larger and more massive than the Sun itself. HD 102956 is notable for possessing a single known planet - HD 102956 b - that is comparable in mass to Jupiter, but orbits far closer to its parent star.


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