HD 206267

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HD 206267A1
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Cepheus
Right ascension 21h 38m 57.6184s
Declination +57° 29′ 20.535″
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.28
Spectral type O6V((f))+O9V
Variable type None
Radial velocity (Rv) -7.8 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -1.71 mas/yr
Dec.: -5.04 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 2.78 ± 0.79 mas
Distance approx. 1,200 ly
(approx. 400 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 5.83
Mass 23 / 15.3 M
Age 3 million years
Other designations
HIP 106886, HR 8281, BD+56 2617, FK5 813, HD 206267.
Database references

HD 206267 is a triple star. It lies in the nebula IC 1396. All three components are large and powerful blue stars, and the intense ultraviolet radiation they give off ionizes the gas of IC 1396, and causes compression denser globules of the nebula, leading to star formation. The stellar wind produced by the stars is strong enough to strip nearby stars of their protoplanetary disks.