Delta Octantis

Stellar classification



  • X 225
  • Y -110
  • Z 163
→ Sol: 299

Object type

  • High proper-motion Star
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • Variable Star
simbad:* del Oct


δ Octantis, Latinised as Delta Octantis, has the distinction of being Saturn's southern pole star. An orange giant of class K2III, it has 1.2 times the mass of the Sun and about 25 times the Sun's radius. This star is about 4.3 billion years old, which is similar to the age of the Sun.

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