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Alkes

The orange Giant Alkes or Alpha Crateris is a visitor from the inner regions of our Milky Way. From there it spirals outside. The star is rich with heavy elements as one would expect from stars near the galactic center.

Constellation: Crater
Distance: 174 light-years
Spectral class: K0
Visual magnitude: 4.07
Luminosity: 80 * Sun
Mass: 2.5 * Sun
Diameter: 13 * Sun
Radial velocity: -47 km/sec

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