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V566 Orionis

Brun 786

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)None
Variable DesignationV566 Orionis
Other DesignationsBrun 786
Right Ascension5h 35m 36s
Declination-5° 12' 21"
Distancec.1,300 light years
c.400 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +9.92
Absolute: +1.97
Spectral ClassA0V white main sequence star
Optimum VisibilityDecember / January

A hot young star, V566 Orionis lies within De Mairan's Nebula or M43, northward of the extensive Orion Nebula, M42. It is one of more than two hundred similar stars that together form the open cluster NGC 1981. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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