V4046 Sagittarii

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V4046 Sagittarii
Observation data
Epoch {{{epoch}}}      Equinox
Constellation Sagittarius
Right ascension 18h 14m 10.4660s
Declination −32° 47′ 34.496″
Apparent magnitude (V) +9.88
Astrometry
Distance ~195 ly
(~60 pc)
Characteristics
Spectral type G5V / GV
Variable type T Tauri
Details
Mass 0.9/? M
Radius 0.98 R
Luminosity L
Temperature K
Metallicity ?
Age 1.2 × 107 years
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SIMBAD data

V4046 Sagittarii is young T Tauri binary consisting of two G V stars surrounded by a massive protoplanetary disk where gas giants are thought to have formed. Stars A and B orbit each other in 2.44 days in circular orbits, leading to the conclusion that terrestrial planets may also form in the habitable zone around these stars.

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