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Minkar

Epsilon Corvi, 2 Corvi

Proper NameMinkar
Bayer DesignationEpsilon Corvi
Flamsteed Number2 Corvi
HR (BSC)4630
HD105707
ConstellationCorvus
Right Ascension12h 10m 7s
Declination-22° 37' 11"
Distance318 light years
97 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.0
Absolute: -1.9
Spectral ClassK2.5IIIa Orange Giant
Optimum VisibilityApril
NotesMinkar is a giant star in the later stages of its life, with a core that now generates energy through helium fusion, and an outer shell that has expanded to a diameter more than fifty times that of the Sun.

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