36 Serpentis

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36 Serpentis

Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Serpens
Right ascension 15h 51m 15.59418s[1]
Declination −03° 05′ 25.7938″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.10
Spectral type A3Vn
Parallax (π) 20.10 ± 0.33 mas
Distance 162 ± 3 ly
(49.8 ± 0.8 pc)
Other designations

36 Serpentis, also known as b Serpentis, is a star in the constellation Serpens.[1] It is a binary with the primary component being a Lambda Boötis star, meaning that it has solar-like amounts of carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, while containing very low amounts of iron peak elements.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "b Serpentis -- Double or multiple star". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Nikolov, G.; Atanasova, E.; Iliev, I. K.; Paunzen, E.; Barzova, I. S. (April 2008). "Spectroscopic orbit determination of two metal-weak dwarf stars: HD64491 and HD141851". Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnaté Pleso. 38 (2): 433–434. Bibcode:2008CoSka..38..433N.