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Proper NameNone
Bayer Designatione Orionis
Flamsteed Number29 Orionis
HR (BSC)1784
Right Ascension5h 23m 57s
Declination-7° 48' 29"
Distance157 light years
48 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.1
Absolute: +0.7
Spectral ClassG8III Yellow Giant
Optimum VisibilityDecember / January
NotesA star near the base of Orion (some sources associate it with Rigel as forming Orion's right foot), e Orionis is a yellow giant some eleven times the diameter of the Sun. Its spectrum indicates that it is notably rich in metals, especially iron.


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