Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||05h 53m 06.8812s|
|Declination||−33° 48' 04.899"|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||4.863|
|Absolute magnitude (V)||-0.237|
|Spectral type||B5 V|
Lambda Columbae is a blue dwarf star in the constellation Columba. It is approximately 342 light years from Earth. This star, along with ζ CMa, λ CMa, γ Col, δ Col, θ Col, κ Col, μ Col and ξ Col, were Al Ḳurūd (ألقرد - al-qird), the Apes.
In Chinese, 子 (Zǐ), meaning Son, refers to an asterism consisting of λ Columbae and β Columbae. Consequently, λ Columbae itself is known as 子一 (Zǐ yī, English: the First Star of Son.). From this Chinese name, the name Tsze was appeared
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