HD 74180

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HD 74180
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Vela
Right ascension 08h 40m 37.6s
Declination −46° 38′ 56″
Apparent magnitude (V) +3.77
Distance 3100 ± 1450 ly
(950 ± 450 pc)
Spectral type F3Ia
Other designations
b Velorum, HD 74180, CD-46°4438, FK5 1226, HIP 42570, SAO 220265

HD 74180 is a binary star in the constellation Vela. It is approximately 3100 light years from Earth.

The primary component is a yellow-white F-type supergiant with a mean apparent magnitude of +3.77. It is classified as an irregular variable star and its brightness varies from magnitude +3.77 to +3.91. It has a 10th magnitude companion, 37.5 arcseconds distant.