Gamma Columbae

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Gamma Columbae
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Columba
Right ascension 05h 57m 21.00s
Declination −35° 16′ 59.807″
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.35
Absolute magnitude (V) −2.74
Distance 854 ly
(261.78 pc)
Spectral type B2.5 IV
Other designations
HD 40494, HIP 28199, HR 2106, SAO 196352

Gamma Columbae is a blue subgiant star in the constellation Columba. It is approximately 854 light years from Earth. This star, along with ζ CMa, λ CMa, δ Col, θ Col, κ Col, λ Col, μ Col and ξ Col, were Al Ḳurūd (ألقرد - al-qird), the Apes.[1]


  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. 
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