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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)None
Variable DesignationV359 Orionis
Right Ascension5h 35m 33s
Declination-4° 50' 15"
Distancec.1,500 light years
c.500 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +7.3
Absolute: -3.9
Spectral ClassB3/5II blue bright giant
Optimum VisibilityDecember / January

V359 Orionis lies in the heart of a nebulous region in the Sword of Orion, a region that forms part of the Running Man Nebula, NGC 1975. It is seen here between two apparent companion stars, which are actually both rather closer to the Sun than V359 Orionis. The star to the east (left) is 45 Orionis, and that the west (right) is c Orionis. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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