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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationEta1 Pictoris
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)1649
Right Ascension5h 2m 49s
Declination-49° 9' 5"
Distance85 light years
26 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.4
Absolute: +3.3
Spectral ClassF2V bright yellow dwarf
Optimum VisibilityDecember (Usually visible from southern latitudes)

Eta1 Pictoris in the northern regions of Pictor. The slightly brighter star to the southeast is Eta2 Pictoris, actually an unrelated giant star, much more luminous than Eta1, that lies more than five times farther from the Solar System. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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