IRAS 23304+6147

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IRAS 23304+6147
LBN 114.55+00.22.jpg
The bright red star in the lower left corner of this image is IRAS 23304+6147.
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Cassiopeia
Right ascension 23h 32m 44.79s
Declination +62° 03′ 49.1″
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.15
Spectral type G2Ia
Other designations

IRAS 23304+6147 is a bright red star in the constellation Cassiopeia.[1] IRAS 23304+6147 is in the last phase of its life. As the hydrogen in its core burns out, the star will become a planetary nebula, ejecting material that absorbs visible light and glows in the infrared. This star’s name comes from the 1983 survey mission Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS).


  1. ^ "LBN 114.55+00.22". NASA.