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Epsilon Leporis

2 Leporis

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationEpsilon Leporis
Flamsteed Number2 Leporis
HR (BSC)1654
Right Ascension5h 5m 28s
Declination-22° 22' 16"
Distance213 light years
65 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.18
Absolute: -0.90
Spectral ClassK5III orange giant
Optimum VisibilityDecember
NotesAn orange star with approximately twice the mass of the Sun, Epsilon Leporis has evolved to the giant stage of its existence. There are some indications that it may show slight periodic variability, but at present the details of this variability (if indeed the star is a variable at all) remain to be confirmed.

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