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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationDelta Leporis
Flamsteed Number15 Leporis
HR (BSC)2035
Right Ascension5h 51m 19s
Declination-20° 52' 45"
Distance114 light years
35 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.8
Absolute: +1.1
Spectral ClassK0IIIbFe-1.5CH0.5 orange giant
Optimum VisibilityDecember / January
NotesAn evolved giant star, Delta Leporis has either exhausted its reserves of hydrogen, or is in the process of doing so and beginning to fuse helium in its core. This process has caused it to expand to some ten times the Sun's diameter, though its mass remains similar to that of the Sun.


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