Xi Columbae

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Xi Columbae
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Columba
Right ascension 05h 55m 29.9171s
Declination −37° 07' 14.404"
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.97
Absolute magnitude (V) -0.05
Distance 328 ly
(100.7 pc)
Spectral type K1 III
Other designations
HD 40176, HIP 28010, HR 2087, IRAS 05537-3707, SAO 196316

Xi Columbae is a yellow-orange giant star in the constellation Columba. This star, along with ζ CMa, λ CMa, γ Col, δ Col, θ Col, κ Col, λ Col and μ Col, were Al Ḳurūd (ألقرد - al-qird), the Apes.[1]


  1. SIMBAD Query Result
  1. ^ Davis Jr., G. A. (October 1944). "The Pronunciations, Derivations, and Meanings of a Selected List of Star Names". Popular Astronomy 18: 14. Bibcode:1944PA.....52....8D.