Lambda Columbae

Lambda Columbae

Lambda Columbae
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Columba
Right ascension 05h 53m 06.8812s
Declination −33° 48' 04.899"
Apparent magnitude (V)4.863
Absolute magnitude (V)-0.237
Distance341.53 ly
(104.71 pc)
Spectral typeB5 V
Other designations
HD 39764, HIP 27810, HR 2056, IRAS 05512-3348, SAO 196276

Lambda Columbae is a blue dwarf star in the constellation Columba. It is approximately 342 light years from Earth. This star, along with ζ CMa, λ CMa, γ Col, δ Col, θ Col, κ Col, μ Col and ξ Col, were Al Ḳurūd (ألقرد - al-qird), the Apes.[1]

In Chinese, (), meaning Son, refers to an asterism consisting of λ Columbae and β Columbae.[2] Consequently, λ Columbae itself is known as 子一 (Zǐ yī, English: the First Star of Son.).[3] From this Chinese name, the name Tsze was appeared[4]

References

  1. SIMBAD Query Result