Beta Caeli

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β Caeli
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Caelum
Right ascension 04h 42m 03.5s
Declination −37° 08′ 40″
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.04
Absolute magnitude (V) 2.92[1]
Distance 90.2 ± 1.5 ly
(27.7 ± 0.5 pc)
Spectral type F2 V[1]
Other designations
CD−37°1867, FK5 1130, GJ 176.1, HD 29992, HIP 21861, HR 1503, SAO 195239.
Database references

Beta Caeli (β Cae, β Caeli) is the bayer designation for a star in the southern constellation of Caelum. It is categorized as an F-type main sequence star with an apparent magnitude of +5.04. Beta Caeli is approximately 90.2 light years from Earth and slightly over six times brighter than the Sun.


  1. ^ a b Elgarøy, Øystein; Engvold, Oddbjørn; Lund, Niels (March 1999), "The Wilson-Bappu effect of the MgII K line - dependence on stellar temperature, activity and metallicity", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 343: 222–228, Bibcode:1999A&A...343..222E 

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