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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationEpsilon Trianguli Australis
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)5771
ConstellationTriangulum Australe
Right Ascension15h 36m 43s
Declination-66° 19' 1"
Distance202 light years
62 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.11
Absolute: +0.15
Spectral ClassK1-2III orange giant
Optimum VisibilityMay / June (Usually visible from southern latitudes)

One of the stars of the Southern Triangle. It lies midway along the western side of the Triangle (that is, the side closest to Alpha Centauri or Rigil Kentaurus, which lies nearby in the southern sky). Epsilon Trianguli Australis is an orange giant more than two hundred light years from Earth. Forming a binary system, the giant orange star is orbited by a much fainter white companion.

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