Nu Orionis

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Nu Orionis (ν Orionis) is a triple star system located 514 light years from here in the northeastern part of the constellation Orion, well above Betelgeuse and next to the somewhat further Xi Orionis

The primary, Nu Orionis A, is a blue, B4V, main-sequence dwarf with a mass 9.2 times solar. It shines with an apparent magnitude of 4.42 and has an absolute magnitude of -1.64.

The star is a member of the Pleiades moving group.

Celestial sphere coordinates:

  • Right Ascension: 6h 7m 34.319s
  • Declination: +14° 46' 6.44"