Gamma Tucanae

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γ Tucanae
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Tucana
Right ascension 23h 17m 25.8s
Declination −58° 14′ 09″
Apparent magnitude (V) +3.99[1]
Distance 75.2 ± 1.1 ly
(23.1 ± 0.3[1] pc)
Spectral type F1 III[1]
Other designations
HR 8848, HD 219571, CP−58 8062, FK5 877, HIP 114996, SAO 247814, GC 32413

Gamma Tucanae (γ Tuc, γ Tucanae) is a star in the constellation Tucana.

Gamma Tucanae is a yellow-white sequence star of spectral type F1III and an apparent magnitude of 4.00 located around 75 light years from Earth.[2] It also marks the toucan's beak.[3]

This star has 1.55 times the mass of the Sun.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Shaya, Ed J.; Olling, Rob P. (January 2011), "Very Wide Binaries and Other Comoving Stellar Companions: A Bayesian Analysis of the Hipparcos Catalogue", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement 192 (1): 2, arXiv:1007.0425, Bibcode:2011ApJS..192....2S, doi:10.1088/0067-0049/192/1/2 
  2. ^ "Gamma Tucanae". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Knobel, E. B. (1917). "On Frederick de Houtman's Catalogue of Southern Stars, and the Origin of the Southern Constellations". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 77: 414–32 [430]. Bibcode:1917MNRAS..77..414K. doi:10.1093/mnras/77.5.414.