Delta Equulei

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Delta Equulei
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Equuleus
Right ascension 21h 14m 28.815s[1]
Declination +10° 00′ 25.13″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.49 / 5.4
Characteristics
Spectral type F5V+ / G0
U−B color index −0.01
B−V color index 0.5
Variable type None
Astrometry
Radial velocity (Rv) −15.4 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: 42.39 ± 0.68[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -304.19 ± 0.42[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 54.39 ± 0.15[2] mas
Distance 60.0 ± 0.2 ly
(18.39 ± 0.05 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 4.99
Details
Mass 1.22 / 1.17 M
Radius 1.19 / 0.525 R
Luminosity 2.23 / 2.17 L
Age 1.6 – 2.8 billion years
Orbit
Companion Delta Equulei B
Period (P) 5.7 yr
Semi-major axis (a) 0.26"
Eccentricity (e) 0.42
Inclination (i) 100°
Longitude of the node (Ω) 23°
Periastron epoch (T) 1912.77
Other designations
HD 202275, del Equ, LTT 16227, GJ 822.0, HIP 104858, BD+09° 4746, HR 8123, SAO 126643.
Database references
SIMBAD data

Delta Equulei is the second brightest star in the constellation Equuleus. Delta Equulei is a binary star system about 60 light years away,[2] with components of class G0 and F5.[3] Their combined magnitude is 4.47, and their absolute magnitude is 3.142. There is controversy as to the exact masses of the stars. One study puts the larger at 1.22 solar masses and the smaller at 1.17, while another pegs them at 1.66 and 1.593.[3] The luminosity of the larger star is calculated to be 2.23 solar, and the smaller to be 2.17.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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. ^ a b Muterspaugh, Matthew W. et al. (2005). "PHASES High-Precision Differential Astrometry of δ Equulei". The Astronomical Journal 130 (6): 2866–2875. arXiv:astro-ph/0507585. Bibcode:2005AJ....130.2866M. doi:10.1086/497035. 
  3. ^ a b c "Delta Equulei". University of Illinois Astronomy department. 

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