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Dorado Constellation
Constellation Dorado the Swordfish

Dorado, the Swordfish (Dor)  

(duh-RAH-doe)


The constellation of Dorado, the Swordfish, is best viewed in Winter during the month of January. It's brightest star is Alpha Doradus at magnitude 3.27. The boundary of the Dorado constellation contains 5 stars that host known exoplanets.

Red hypergiant WOH G64 is the 2nd largest known star in the universe at 1,600 times the size of the Sun.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. duh-RAH-doe
      1. Meaning:
      2. Swordfish
      1. Genitive:
      2. Doradus
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Dor
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Bayer
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ1
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. January
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 5h 20m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -63° 1'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alpha Doradus  (3.27m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 5
      1. Triple star systems:
      2. 2
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 14 (7 binaries) stars
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 2
      1. Other:
      2. Hypergiant

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).