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Hipparcos Star Catalog Entry

Identity
Name:Betelgeuse, alpha Orionis
Hipparcos catalog ID:27989
Other star catalog entries:HD 39801
SAO 113271
BD B+07 1055
 
Appearance
Visual magnitude:0.45 (source: Hipparcos)
Spectral type:M2Ib
 
Position and motion (Epoch J1991.25) in J2000 reference frame
Right ascension5h 55m 10.28916s (+/-0.00005s)
Declination7° 24' 25.3315" (+/-0.0006")
Parallax:6.55 (+/-0.83) mas
Derived distance:498 light-years
Proper motion in R.A.:27.54 (+/-1.03) mas/year
Proper motion in declination:11.3 (+/-0.65) mas/year
Constellation:Orion
 

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