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Zeta Pavonis

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationZeta Pavonis
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)6982
Right Ascension18h 43m 2s
Declination-71° 25' 41"
Distance218 light years
67 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.0
Absolute: 0.0
Spectral ClassK2 Orange Giant
Optimum VisibilityJuly (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesThis orange star in the southern parts of Pavo forms part of the asterism known as the Saucepan. In combination with Lambda Pavonis to the north, it helps point the way to the Southern Celestial Pole.

Northward of Zeta Pavonis in this image is the pulsating red giant V360 Pavonis, a star some two hundred times more luminous than even the giant Zeta Pavonis, though it appears fainter because it immensely more distant from Earth. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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