Alpha Antliae

Stellar classification



  • X 338
  • Y 140
  • Z 3
→ Sol: 366

Object type

  • Variable Star
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
simbad:* alf Ant


Alpha Antliae (Alpha Ant, α Antliae, α Ant) is the brightest star in the constellation of Antlia but it has not been given a proper name. It is approximately 370 light-years from the Solar System. It is a K-type giant star that varies in apparent visual magnitude between 4.22 and 4.29. This star has 2.2 times the mass of the Sun and has expanded to 53 times the solar radius. Compared to the Sun, it has only 41% of the abundance of elements other than hydrogen and helium.

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