Iota Reticuli

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Iota Reticuli
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Reticulum constellation and its surroundings
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Location of ι Reticuli (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Reticulum
Right ascension 04h 01m 18.07s
Declination −61° 04' 44.6"
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.97
Distance 331 ly
(101 pc)
Spectral type K4III
Other designations
ι Reticuli, ι Ret, Iota Ret, CPD−61° 293, GC 4861, HD 25728, HIP 18772, HR 1266, PPM 353861, SAO 248927

Iota Reticuli (Iota Ret, ι Reticuli, ι Ret) is an orange K-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +4.97. It is approximately 331 light years from Earth.

Iota Reticuli is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 80.9 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 12,300 and 25,100 light years from the center of the Galaxy.[1]

Iota Reticuli came closest to the Sun 883,000 years ago when it had brightened to magnitude 4.08 from a distance of 212 light years.[1]