G Centauri

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For g Centauri, see 2 Centauri.
G Centauri
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Centaurus
Right ascension 12h 26m 31.760s[1]
Declination −51° 27′ 02.29″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.82
Characteristics
Spectral type B3Vn
U−B color index −0.64
B−V color index −0.14
Variable type none
Astrometry
Radial velocity (Rv) +5 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -30.66 ± 0.18[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -10.13 ± 0.14[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 7.28 ± 0.24[1] mas
Distance 450 ± 10 ly
(137 ± 5 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) −0.61
Other designations
HR 4732, HD 108257, CD−50°6975, HIP 60710, SAO 239948, GC 16954, CCDM J12265-5127
Database references
SIMBAD data

G Centauri (G Cen) is a star in the constellation Centaurus. It is a blue-white B-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +4.82 and is approximately 450 light years from Earth.

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