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Torcularis Septentrionalis, Omicron Piscium, 110 Piscium

Proper NamesTorcular, Torcularis Septentrionalis
Bayer DesignationOmicron Piscium
Flamsteed Number110 Piscium
HR (BSC)510
Right Ascension1h 45m 24s
Declination+9° 9' 28"
Distance249 light years
76 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.3
Absolute: -0.4
Spectral ClassG8III yellow giant
Optimum VisibilityOctober / November
NotesOmicron Piscium is a binary system. The primary component, Omicron Piscium A, is an orange giant given the proper name of Torcular. It is orbited by a companion star designated Omicron Piscium B.

This is a variable orange giant star about 250 light years from Earth. Its proper name Torcular is a shortening of the fuller form Torcularis Septentrionalis, Latin for 'The Northern Press'.


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