Mintaka

Stellar classification

B

Coordinates

  • X 271
  • Y -204
  • Z -604
→ Sol: 693

Object type

  • Eclipsing binary of Algol type
  • Star
  • Double or multiple star
  • Eclipsing binary
  • Infra-Red source
  • Spectroscopic binary
  • UV-emission source
  • Variable Star
  • X-ray source
simbad:* del Ori

Wiki

Mintaka, also designated Delta Orionis (δ Orionis, abbreviated Delta Ori, δ Ori) and 34 Orionis (34 Ori) is a multiple star some 1,200 light years from the Sun in the constellation of Orion. Together with Alnitak (Zeta Orionis) and Alnilam (Epsilon Orionis), the three stars make up the belt of Orion, known by many names among ancient cultures. When Orion is close to the meridian, Mintaka is the right-most of the belt's stars as seen by an observer in the Northern Hemisphere facing south.

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