Delta Columbae

Delta Columbae

Delta Columbae
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Columba
Right ascension 06h 22m 06.8283s
Declination −33° 26′ 11.040″
Apparent magnitude (V)3.853
Absolute magnitude (V)−0.455
Distance237 ly
(72.66 pc)
Spectral typeG7 III
Other designations
HD 44762, HIP 30277, HR 2296, IRAS 06202-3324, SAO 196735

Delta Columbae is a spectroscopic binary yellow giant star in the constellation Columba. It has the uncommon traditional name Ghusn al Zaitun, from the Arabic الغصن الزيتون al-ghuşn al-zaitūn "the olive branch"..

This star, along with ζ CMa, λ CMa, γ Col, θ Col, κ Col, λ Col, μ Col and ξ Col, were Al Ḳurūd (ألقرد - al-qird), the Apes.[1]

Delta Columbae was a latter designation of 3 Canis Majoris.[2]


  1. SIMBAD at Harvard Query Result