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HR 1911

BSC 1911, HD 37209

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)1911
Right Ascension5h 36m 36s
Declination-6° 3' 53"
Distancec.1,300 light years
c.400 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.76
Absolute: +2.18
Spectral ClassB1V blue main sequence star
Optimum VisibilityDecember / January

HR 1911 shines against the clouds of the Orion Molecular Cloud as they darken southward of the bright Orion Nebula. The prominent star to the northwest (upper right) is Hatysa or Iota Orionis, a highly luminous giant which, despite its brightness, actually lies farther from the Sun that the main-sequence star HR 1911. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas