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HD 36558

HIP 25976

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)None
Other DesignationsHIP 25976
Right Ascension5h 32m 38s
Declination+0° 0' 43"
Distancec.1,000 light years
c.300 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +6.18
Absolute: -1.46
Spectral ClassK4III orange giant
Optimum VisibilityDecember / January

As seen from Earth, HD 36558 lies just twenty arcminutes from Mintaka, the western star of Orion's Belt, and that bright star can be seen shining over the southern edge of this image. In fact the orange giant HD 36558 lies some three hundred light years farther from the Sun than the prominent Belt-star. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas