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Pi2 Orionis

Tabit, 2 Orionis

Proper NameTabit (see note below)
Bayer DesignationPi2 Orionis
Flamsteed Number2 Orionis
HR (BSC)1544
Right Ascension4h 50m 37s
Declination+8° 54' 1"
Distance224 light years
69 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.4
Absolute: +0.2
Spectral ClassA1V White Main Sequence Star
Optimum VisibilityDecember
NotesA white star on the main sequence that forms part of Orion's Shield, Pi2 Orionis is sometimes given the proper name Tabit, though that name is more usually applied to its brighter neighbour to the south, Pi3.

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