Theta Reticuli

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Theta Reticuli
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Reticulum constellation and its surroundings
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Location of θ Reticuli (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Reticulum
Right ascension 04h 17m 40.27s
Declination −63° 15' 19.8"
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.88
Distance 462 ly
(142 pc)
Spectral type B9III-IV
Other designations
θ Reticuli, θ Ret, Theta Ret, CCDM J04177-6315A, CPD−63  316A, GC 5233, HD 27657, HIP 20020, HR 1372, IDS 04166-6330 A, PPM 354005, SAO 248986, WDS J04177-6315A

Theta Reticuli (Theta Ret, θ Reticuli, θ Ret) is double star in constellation of Reticulum, with an apparent magnitude of +5.24. The primary component is a blue B-type giant. It is approximately 462 light years from Earth.

Theta Reticuli is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 7 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 23,800 and 30,100 light years from the center of the Galaxy.[1]

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