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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationZeta Leporis
Flamsteed Number14 Leporis
HR (BSC)1998
HD38678
ConstellationLepus
Right Ascension5h 47m 49s
Declination-14° 49' 1"
Distance70 light years
22 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.5
Absolute: +1.9
Spectral ClassA3Vn White Main Sequence Star
Optimum VisibilityDecember / January
NotesA rapidly rotating white star that is close to consuming its reserves of hydrogen and transitioning from a dwarf to a subgiant. Zeta Leporis is notable as hosting the first asteroid belt to be definitively identified beyond the Solar System.

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