Chi Serpentis

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χ Serpentis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Serpens
Right ascension 15h 41m 47.4s
Declination +12° 50' 51"
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.34
Distance 228 ± 13 ly
(70 ± 4 pc)
Spectral type A0p Sr
Other designations
20 Serpentis, HR 5843,
HD 140160, SAO 101683,
HIP 76866

Chi Serpentis (χ Ser, χ Serpentis) is a star in the constellation Serpens.

Chi Serpentis is a white A-type main sequence dwarf with a mean apparent magnitude of +5.34. It is approximately 228 light years from Earth. It is classified as an Alpha2 Canum Venaticorum type variable star, and its magnitude varies by 0.03 with a period of 1.596 days.