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Alpha Reticuli

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationAlpha Reticuli
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)1336
Right Ascension4h 14m 25s
Declination-62° 28' 26"
Distance162 light years
50 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.33
Absolute: -0.15
Spectral ClassG8IIIa: yellow giant
Optimum VisibilityDecember (Usually visible from southern latitudes)

The star seen here to the north of Alpha Reticuli is the more distant orange giant HR 1340, some hundred light years more distant from the Sun. Visible to the southeast is the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1559. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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