HD 15920

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HD 15920[1]
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Cassiopeia
Right ascension 2h 38m 2.0311s
Declination +72° 49' 5.706"
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.181
Characteristics
Spectral type G8III
U−B color index +0.58
B−V color index +0.89
Astrometry
Radial velocity (Rv) -2.3 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -28.90 mas/yr
Dec.: 15.16 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 12.73 ± 0.54 mas
Distance 260 ± 10 ly
(79 ± 3 pc)
Other designations
HD 15920, HR 743, BD+72°140, SAO 4694, HIP 12273, GC 3116, GSC 04320-02109

HD 15920 is a 5th magnitude star in the constellation Cassiopeia, approximately 260 light years away from Earth. It is a yellow giant star of the spectral type G8III, meaning its surface temperature is in the same range as our Sun, 5,000 to 6,000 kelvins. It is much bigger and more luminous than the Sun.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Simbad Query Result". Simbad. Retrieved October 30, 2007.