Gamma Reticuli

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Gamma Reticuli
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Reticulum constellation and its surroundings
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Location of γ Reticuli (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Reticulum
Right ascension 04h 00m 53.81s
Declination −62° 09′ 33.7″
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.48
Distance 490 ly
(150 pc)
Spectral type M4III
Other designations
γ Reticuli, γ Ret, Gamma Ret, CPD−62  312, GC 4855, HD 25705, HIP 18744, HR 1264, PPM 353858, SAO 248925

Gamma Reticuli (Gamma Ret, γ Reticuli, γ Ret) is a red M-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +4.48. It is approximately 490 light years from Earth. It has 0.9 times the mass of the Sun, 115 times the solar radius, a surface gravity of log g = 0.8, a metallicity of 0.0, and an effective temperature of 3,450 K.[1]

Gamma Reticuli is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 24.8 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 24,100 and 39,200 light years from the center of the Galaxy.[2]


  1. ^ Cruzalèbes, P.; et al. (September 2013), "Fundamental parameters of 16 late-type stars derived from their angular diameter measured with VLTI/AMBER", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 434 (1): 437–450, arXiv:1306.3288Freely accessible, Bibcode:2013MNRAS.434..437C, doi:10.1093/mnras/stt1037. 
  2. ^ Gamma Reticuli (HIP 18744)