Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||05h 13m 45.43s|
|Declination||−67° 11' 07.3"|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+4.81|
Theta Doradus is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 31.9 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 22,400 and 24,800 light years from the center of the Galaxy.
In Chinese caused by adaptation of the European southern hemisphere constellations into the Chinese system, 夾白 (Jiá Bái), meaning White Patches Attached, refers to an asterism consisting of θ Doradus and α Reticuli. Consequently, θ Doradus itself is known as 夾白一 (Jiá Bái yī, English: the First Star of White Patches Attached.)