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Eta Normae

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationEta Normae
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)5962
Right Ascension16h 3m 13s
Declination-49° 13' 47"
Distance219 light years
67 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.6
Absolute: +0.5
Spectral ClassG8III yellow giant
Optimum VisibilityJune (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesAt a magnitude of just +4.63, Eta Normae is nonetheless the third brightest star in the faint southern constellation of Norma. This is a yellow giant star in the later stages of its life; having swollen to a diameter some eleven times that of the Sun, the star is now burning helium rather than hydrogen in its core.


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