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Dorado (abbreviation: Dor, genitive: Doradus)

Dorado constellation

Dorado. © 2003 Torsten Bronger.


Dorado, the Goldfish or Swordfish, is a southern constellation that is distinguished only by containing most of the Large Magellanic Cloud and having, in Beta Dor, one of the brightest Cepheid variables (magnitude range 3.5 to 4.1, period 9.83 days). See below for details of the constellation's brightest stars.


Stars brighter than magnitude 4.0
Star Visual
mag.
Abs.
mag.
Spectral
type
Distance
(lt-yr)
R.A. (h m s) Dec. (° ' ")
Alpha 3.30 -0.36 A0IIISi 176 04 34 00 -55 02 42
Beta 3.5 max -3.76 F6Ia 1,040 05 33 38 -62 29 24


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