Eta1 Doradus

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Eta1 Doradus
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Dorado
Right ascension 06h 06m 09.3817s[1]
Declination −66° 02′ 22.635″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.697[1]
Characteristics
Spectral type A0V[1]
U−B color index −0.07[2]
B−V color index −0.03[2]
Astrometry
Radial velocity (Rv) 17.6 ± 5[1] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: 13.51[1] mas/yr
Dec.: 27.98[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 9.82 ± 0.46[1] mas
Distance 330 ± 20 ly
(102 ± 5 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 0.7[3]
Details
Surface gravity (log g) 4.09 ± 0.08[4] cgs
Temperature 10325 ± 240[4] K
Other designations
η1 Dor, Eta1 Doradus, Eta1 Dor, CPD−66 493, GC 7813, HD 42525, HIP 28909, HR 2194, PPM 355182, SAO 249448, TYC 8905-1950-1.[1]
Database references
SIMBAD data

Eta1 Doradus (Eta1 Dor, η1 Doradus, η1 Dor) is the Bayer designation for an A-type main sequence star in the constellation of Dorado, around 330 light-years from the Earth.[1] It has an apparent visual magnitude of approximately 5.697.[1] It has a radius of 3.1 solar radii, and a luminosity of 56 suns.[citation needed] This star will be observed to be circumpolar south of latitude 24°S.

η1 Doradus can be considered the south pole star of Venus, as it is the closest bright star to Venus's south celestial pole.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k HD 42525 -- Star, database entry, SIMBAD. Accessed on line September 25, 2008.
  2. ^ a b HR 2194, database entry, The Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Preliminary Version), D. Hoffleit and W. H. Warren, Jr., CDS ID V/50. Accessed on line September 25, 2008.
  3. ^ From apparent magnitude and parallax.
  4. ^ a b Table 1, MARCS: Model Stellar Atmospheres and Their Application to the Photometric Calibration of the Spitzer Space Telescope Infrared Spectrograph (IRS), L. Decin, P. W. Morris, P. N. Appleton, V. Charmandaris, L. Armus, and J. R. Houck, Astrophysical Journal Supplement 154, #1 (September 2004), pp. 408–412, doi:10.1086/422884, Bibcode2004ApJS..154..408D.