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Betelgeuse

(Alpha Orionis)
(second brightest star in constellation Orion)

Betelgeuse is the bright star representing Orion's right shoulder, assuming Orion is facing us. It is a red supergiant with spectral type M2Iab. and is among the larger and more luminous stars known. Characteristics:


(star,bright star,variable star,giant star)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betelgeuse
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~0168pc548lyBetelgeuse
Coordinates:Betelgeuse
J055510.30536+072425.4304

Referenced by pages:
Bayer designation
M-type star (M)
near-Earth supernova
Orion
red giant
right ascension (RA)
supergiant

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