ζ2 Reticuli is a yellow dwarf star (G1V) in the constellation of Reticle.
A binary star system, with its companion being ζ1 Reticuli. At a distance of slightly less than 40 lightyears, the star pair of ζ Reticuli can even be seen with the naked eye. Both stars of this binary system are yellow dwarf stars, very much like our own Sun.
3h 18m 11.14s (49.54641°)
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
This star belongs to the huge UCAC 3 catalog. It is identified by this number in the UCAC 3 catalog.
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
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