Delta Columbae

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Delta Columbae
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Columba
Right ascension 06h 22m 06.8283s
Declination −33° 26′ 11.040″
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.853
Absolute magnitude (V) −0.455
Distance 237 ly
(72.66 pc)
Spectral type G7 III
Other designations
HD 44762, HIP 30277, HR 2296, IRAS 06202-3324, SAO 196735

Delta Columbae is a spectroscopic binary yellow giant star in the constellation Columba. It has the uncommon traditional name Ghusn al Zaitun, from the Arabic الغصن الزيتون al-ghuşn al-zaitūn "the olive branch".[citation needed].

This star, along with ζ CMa, λ CMa, γ Col, θ Col, κ Col, λ Col, μ Col and ξ Col, were Al Ḳurūd (ألقرد - al-qird), the Apes.[1]

Delta Columbae was a latter designation of 3 Canis Majoris.[2]


  1. ^ Davis Jr., G. A. (October 1944). "The Pronunciations, Derivations, and Meanings of a Selected List of Star Names". Popular Astronomy 18: 14. Bibcode:1944PA.....52....8D. 
  2. ^ Wagman, M. (August 1987). "Flamsteed's Missing Stars". Journal for the History of Astronomy, Vol.18, NO. 3/AUG, P.209, 1987 18: 214. Bibcode:1987JHA....18..209W. 
  1. SIMBAD at Harvard Query Result