6 Cassiopeiae

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6 Cassiopeiae
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Cassiopeia
Right ascension 23h 48m 50.171s[1]
Declination +62° 12′ 52.26″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.43
Characteristics
Spectral type A3Iae
Astrometry
Proper motion (μ) RA: −3.57 ± 0.35[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −1.57 ± 0.33[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 0.53 ± 0.37[1] mas
Distance approx. 6,000 ly
(approx. 2,000 pc)
Details
Mass 25 M
Radius 170 R
Luminosity 200,000 L
Age Unknown years
Other designations
HR 9018, HD 223385, BD+61°2533, HIP 117447, SAO 20869

6 Cassiopeiae (6 Cas) is a white A3 type bright supergiant or hypergiant. It is about 25 times as massive as the Sun.[2] The system contains multiple stars.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e van Leeuwen, F. (2007). "Validation of the new Hipparcos reduction". Astronomy and Astrophysics 474 (2): 653–664. arXiv:0708.1752. Bibcode:2007A&A...474..653V. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078357. Vizier catalog entry
  2. ^ Kaler, Jim (22 Feb 2013). "6 Cassiopeiae". University of Illinois. Retrieved 28 Feb 2013. 
  3. ^ "6 Cassiopiae". Retrieved 28 Feb 2013.