K Centauri

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For k Centauri, see 3 Centauri.
K Centauri
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Centaurus
Right ascension 13h 29m 25.254s[1]
Declination −51° 09′ 54.48″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.04
Characteristics
Spectral type A1V
U−B color index +0.07
B−V color index +0.07
Variable type none
Astrometry
Radial velocity (Rv) −2 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -1.76 ± 0.22[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -7.86 ± 0.19[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 6.43 ± 0.28[1] mas
Distance 510 ± 20 ly
(156 ± 7 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) −0.90
Other designations
HR 5071, HD 117150, CD−50°7812, HIP 65810, SAO 240883, GC 18220
Database references
SIMBAD data

K Centauri (K Cen) is a star in the constellation Centaurus. It is a white A-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +5.04 and is approximately 510 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