List of Stars in the Dorado Constellation

The Dorado constellation is formed by 3 main stars that form its shape in the sky. Inside its area, there are currently 82 discovered stars.

The constellation of Dorado represents a dolphinfish or a swordfish.

Below you will find the full list of stars in the Dorado constellation and their names as well as some general information about each of them.

Here’s what each of the columns means.

Proper name: This is the common name we give to some of the most prominent stars in the sky. These names have been passed from ancient civilizations and they are usually of Greek or Arabic origin. Due to the number of stars in the universe, most stars discovered these days do not receive a proper name.

Name: The scientific, Latinized name for the star.

Designation: Abbreviation of the scientific name or designation if it doesn’t have one. It is based on the Bayer catalog of stars.

Distance: How far away from Earth the star is. Given in light-years.

Visible magnitude: The brightness of the star as seen from Earth. Also known as apparent magnitude.

Absolute magnitude: The true brightness of the star, regardless of the point of view.

Stellar classification: Classification of the star according to its electromagnetic characteristics.

Proper NameNameDesignationDistance (light-years)Visible magnitudeAbsolute magnitudeStellar classification
Alpha Doradusα Dor176.003.30−0.36A0IIIp(Si)
Beta Doradusβ Dor1038.003.76−3.76F4-G4Ia-II
Gamma Doradusγ Dor66.004.262.72F0V-F5V
Delta Doradusδ Dor145.004.341.1A7V
HD 40409HD 4040989.004.652.47K1III/IV
Zeta Doradusζ Dor38.004.714.38F7V
Theta Doradusθ Dor546.004.81−1.31K2III
Eta2 Doradusη2 Dor671.005.01−1.56M2.5III
Nu Doradusν Dor277.005.060.42B8V
Epsilon Doradusε Dor512.005.10−0.88B6V
Lambda Doradusλ Dor467.005.14−0.64G6III
WZ DoradusWZ Dor627.005.19−1.23M3III
Kappa Doradusκ Dor222.005.281.11A8/A9III/IV
HD 37297HD 37297232.005.341.08G8/K0III
Pi2 Doradusπ2 Dor266.005.370.81G8III
Pi1 Doradusπ1 Dor595.005.56−0.75K5III
R DoradusR Dor203.005.591.61M8IIIe
Eta1 Doradusη1 Dor332.005.720.68A0V
HD 36584HD 36584248.006.021.62F0IV/V
HD 27604HD 27604242.006.081.73A8V+…
HD 31746HD 31746101.006.113.66F3V
HD 36876HD 36876400.006.190.75F0IV
HD 28255HD 2825588.006.284.12G4V+…
HR 1960HR 1960856.006.28−0.82B9.5V
HD 46730HD 46730317.006.281.34F0III
HD 37501HD 37501348.006.321.18G5IV
HD 39963HD 399631116.006.35−1.32G8III
HD 31754HD 317541148.006.43−1.30M0/M1III
HD 24863HD 24863349.006.461.31A4V
HD 30610HD 30610456.006.460.73K0/K1III
XY DoradusXY Dor1250.006.52M1III
XZ DoradusXZ Dor1450.006.55M2III
AB DoradusAB Dor49.007.00K0V
HD 28254HD 28254183.007.713.96G5V
HD 30177HD 30177179.008.41G8V
HD 33579HD 33579160000.009.14A4Ia
S DoradusS Dor9.72A0-5eq
HD 38282HD 38282160000.0010.50WN5-6h+WN6-6h
HD 37974HD 37974160000.0010.96Be
Melnick 42Melnick 42160000.0010.96O3If/WN
AA DoradusAA Dor11.14sdB+dM
RW DoradusRW Dor307.5011.16G4/5V
HD 36402HD 36402160000.0011.62WC4+O8I
HV 883HV 883160000.0011.63G2:Iabv…
HD 34664HD 34664160000.0011.70B0Iab:e
Gliese 163Gliese 16348.8811.81M3.5
Brey 75Brey 75160000.0012.02WN6h
HD 38489HD 38489160000.0012.22B[e]
HD 269810HD 269810160000.0012.28OB
HD 38344HD 38344160000.0013.07WR:
BE 381BE 381160000.0013.27WN9h
BI 253BI 253160000.0013.88O2V(f*)
LMC X-4LMC X-4160000.0014.00O8III
BB DoradusBB Dor14.30
LMC X-1LMC X-1160000.0014.50O8(f)p
HD 269908HD 269908160000.0014.71WR
VFTS 102VFTS 102160000.0015.81Omp+…
VFTS 682VFTS 682160000.0016.08WN5h
HE 0437-5439HE 0437-5439200000.0016.30BV
LMC X-3LMC X-3160000.0017.20B2.5Ve
WOH G64WOH G64160000.0018.46M7.5
PSR B0540-69PSR B0540-69160000.00O8(f)p
PSR J0537-6910PSR J0537-6910160000.00O8(f)p
SGR 0525-66SGR 0525-66160000.00