Bellatrix (star)

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Bellatrix (also known as γ Orionis and Gamma Orionis) is the third brightest star in the constellation of Orion. With a slightly variable magnitude of around 1.6, It is usually the 25th-brightest star in the night sky. It is positioned 5 degrees west of the red supergiant star, Betelgeuse. It is located 240 to 260 light years away from the Sun. It is a blue giant star with around 7.7 times as massive as the Sun and 5.75 times the Sun's diameter which is 4,004,254 km in diameter.

The dot named Bellatrix is the blue giant star.