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Kappa Columbae

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationKappa Columbae
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)2256
HD43785
ConstellationColumba
Right Ascension6h 17m 14s
Declination-35° 8' 57"
Distance183 light years
56 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.4
Absolute: +0.6
Spectral ClassK0.5IIIa Orange Giant
Optimum VisibilityJanuary
NotesA faint star as seen from Earth, lying under the outstretched 'wing' of Columba the Dove, Kappa Columbae is a solitary orange giant with no known companion stars or planets. It has more than ten times the diameter of the Sun, and emits more than fifty times as much light.

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