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Epsilon Circini

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationEpsilon Circini
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)5666
Right Ascension15h 17m 39s
Declination-63° 36' 38"
Distance428 light years
131 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.9
Absolute: -0.4
Spectral ClassK2.5III Orange Giant
Optimum VisibilityMay / June (Usually visible from southern latitudes)

An orange giant star in the southern constellation of Circinus, near its border with the Southern Triangle. Epsilon Circini's great distance from the Solar System (some 430 light years) means that it is a faint star in the night sky, barely detectable to the naked eye.


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