Kappa Reticuli is a white main-sequence star in the constellation Reticulum. At 71 light years away, it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 4.71. Kappa Reticuli is the primary component of a multiple-star system. The star's age is estimated to be 1.8 billion years but is certainly no less than 1.5 billion years and no greater than 2.1 billion years. The iron abundance of Kappa Reticuli is -0.1 (79.4% of the Sun). It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 56.4 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 18,700 and 27,300 light years from the center of the Galaxy.
Sky position: RA 3h 29.4m, Dec -62° 56.4'
Common designations: Kappa Reticuli, HIP 16245, HD 22001, Gliese 9118 A
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