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Kappa Columbae

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationKappa Columbae
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)2256
Right Ascension6h 16m 33s
Declination-35° 8' 26"
Declination-35° 8' 57"
Distance183 light years
56 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.4
Absolute: +0.6
Spectral ClassK0.5IIIa orange giant
Optimum VisibilityJanuary
NotesA faint star as seen from Earth, lying under the outstretched 'wing' of Columba the Dove, Kappa Columbae is a solitary orange giant with no known companion stars or planets. It has more than ten times the diameter of the Sun, and emits more than fifty times as much light.


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