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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed Number68 Orionis
HR (BSC)2193
Right Ascension6h 13m 15s
Declination+19° 47' 3"
Distancec.1,100 light years
c.300 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.8
Absolute: -1.3
Spectral ClassB9.5V Blue Dwarf
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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