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a first-magnitude red supergiant in the constellation Orion.
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a very remote luminous red supergiant, Alpha Orionis: the second brightest star in the constellation Orion. It is a variable star
A red supergiant star in the constellation Orion. It is a variable star with a brightest apparent magnitude of 0.5. Scientific name: Alpha Orionis. See Note at Rigel.


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