41 Capricorni

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41 Capricorni
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Capricornus
Right ascension  21h 28m 43.40070s[1]
Declination −21° 48′ 25.8504″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.24[2]
Spectral type K0 III[3]
B−V color index 0.991±0.002[4]
Radial velocity (Rv)−45.1±1.3[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +134.83[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −5.73[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)19.06 ± 0.29[1] mas
Distance171 ± 3 ly
(52.5 ± 0.8 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)0.99[4]
Mass2.55[2] M
Luminosity48.25[4] L
Surface gravity (log g)3.05[5] cgs
Temperature4,910[5] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]−0.01[5] dex
Age550[2] Myr
Other designations
b Cap, 41 Cap, CD−23° 17057, GC 30365, HD 206356, HIP 107128, HR 8285, SAO 190559, ADS 15223, CCDM J21420-2316[6]
Database references

41 Capricorni is a binary star[7] system in the southern constellation of Capricornus. It is faintly visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of +5.24.[2] The distance to this star, based upon an annual parallax shift of 19.06±0.29 mas,[1] is around 171 light years. It is moving closer with a heliocentric radial velocity of −45 km/s.[4]

This is a yellow K-type giant star with a stellar classification of K0 III.[3] At the age of around 550[2] million years it has become a red clump star,[8] which indicates it is generating energy via helium fusion at its core. It has an estimated 2.55[2] times the mass of the Sun and is radiating 48[4] times the Sun's luminosity from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 4,910 K.[5] The magnitude 11.5 companion lies at an angular separation of 5.5, as of 2008.[7]


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  6. ^ "41 Cap". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  7. ^ a b Eggleton, P. P.; Tokovinin, A. A. (September 2008), "A catalogue of multiplicity among bright stellar systems", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 389 (2): 869–879, arXiv:0806.2878, Bibcode:2008MNRAS.389..869E, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13596.x.
  8. ^ Alves, David R. (August 2000), "K-Band Calibration of the Red Clump Luminosity", The Astrophysical Journal, 539 (2): 732–741, arXiv:astro-ph/0003329, Bibcode:2000ApJ...539..732A, doi:10.1086/309278.