Delta Muscae

Stellar classification



  • X 74
  • Y -14
  • Z 50
→ Sol: 90

Object type

  • Spectroscopic binary
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • High proper-motion Star
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Delta Muscae, Latinized from δ Muscae, often catalogued as HD 112985, is a spectroscopic binary star system and the closest to the Earth in the southern hemisphere constellation of Musca (the Fly) at a distance of approximately 27.8 parsecs (91.0 light years). The main star is classified as a giant star with an orange tint. It is one of the stars given a Bayer designation by astronomer Johann Bayer. It was recorded in Bayer's 1603 publication Uranometria. In addition it is one of the main stars used in the visual formation of the Musca constellation.

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