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Proper NameNone
Bayer Designationk Orionis
Flamsteed Number74 Orionis
HR (BSC)2241
Right Ascension6h 16m 27s
Declination+12° 16' 20"
Distance64 light years
20 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.0
Absolute: +3.6
Spectral ClassF5IV-V bright yellow subgiant
Optimum VisibilityJanuary
Notesk Orionis lies in the northeastern parts of Orion, among the stars representing the Hunter's upraised weapon. This is a triple system, with the main star is accompanied by two known companions, producing the composite spectral classification of a bright yelllow dwarf or subgiant.


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