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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed Number68 Orionis
HR (BSC)2193
HD42509
ConstellationOrion
Right Ascension6h 12m 1s
Declination+19° 47' 26"
Distancec.1,100 light years
c.300 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.8
Absolute: -1.3
Spectral ClassB9.5V Blue Main Sequence Star
Optimum VisibilityJanuary
NotesThis blue star lies in the northern parts of Orion, where the Hunter reaches up towards the feet of Gemini. It is possibly a binary system, with a companion star in a distant orbit of more than 20,000 AU, though this binary relationship has yet to be definitively confirmed.

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