44 Ophiuchi

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This article is about b Ophiuchi. It is not to be confused with β Ophiuchi.
44 Ophiuchi
Ophiuchus constellation map.svg
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Location of 44 Ophiuchi (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Ophiuchus
Right ascension 17h 26m 22.21749s[1]
Declination −24° 10′ 31.1190″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.16[2]
Spectral type kA5hA9mF1III[3]
U−B color index +0.12[4]
B−V color index +0.28[4]
Radial velocity (Rv) -37.20[5] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +0.10[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -118.18[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 39.22 ± 0.24[1] mas
Distance 83.2 ± 0.5 ly
(25.5 ± 0.2 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 2.13[2]
Mass 1.77[6] M
Radius 1.9[7] R
Luminosity 13[6] L
Surface gravity (log g) 4.15[8] cgs
Temperature 7,559[8] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] +0.30[2] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 78[6] km/s
Other designations
b Ophiuchi, CD-24°13337, FK5 1457, GC 23597, GJ 9591, HIP 85340, HR 6486, HD 157792, SAO 185401
Database references

44 Ophiuchi is a class kA5hA9mF1III[3] star in the constellation Ophiuchus. Its apparent magnitude is 4.16[2] and it is approximately 83.2 light years away based on parallax.[1]


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