Beta Reticuli is an orange giant star in the constellation Reticulum. At 100 light years away, it is the 423rd brightest star in the Earth's sky, where it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 3.84. Beta Reticuli is the primary component of a multiple-star system. It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 69.2 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 10,100 and 24,200 light years from the center of the Galaxy. It came closest to the Sun 319,000 years ago when it had brightened to magnitude 2.98 from a distance of 67 light years.
Sky position: RA 3h 44.2m, Dec -64° 48.6'
Common designations: Beta Reticuli, HIP 17440, HD 23817, Gliese 9129
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