Alpha Volantis

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α Volantis
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Location of α Volantis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Volans
Right ascension 09h 02m 26.79592s[1]
Declination −66° 23′ 45.8727″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.00
Distance 125 ly
(38[1] pc)
Spectral type kA3hA5mA5 V[2]
Other designations
CP−65 1065, FK5 343, Gl 333.3, HR 3615, HD 78045, HIP 44382, SAO 250422.

Alpha Volantis (α Vol, α Volantis) is a star in the constellation Volans.

Alpha Volantis is an Am star with a stellar classification of kA3hA5mA5 V[2] and an apparent magnitude of +4.00. It is approximately 125 light years from Earth. This star has an estimated age of 427 million years.[3]


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  2. ^ a b Gray, R. O. et al. (July 2006), "Contributions to the Nearby Stars (NStars) Project: spectroscopy of stars earlier than M0 within 40 pc-The Southern Sample", The Astronomical Journal 132 (1): 161–170, arXiv:astro-ph/0603770, Bibcode:2006AJ....132..161G, doi:10.1086/504637 
  3. ^ Song, Inseok et al. (February 2001), "Ages of A-Type Vega-like Stars from uvbyβ Photometry", The Astrophysical Journal 546 (1): 352–357, arXiv:astro-ph/0010102, Bibcode:2001ApJ...546..352S, doi:10.1086/318269