47 Aquarii

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47 Aquarii
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Aquarius
Right ascension 22h 21m 35.56816s[1]
Declination −21° 35′ 53.6431″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.135[2]
Spectral type K0 III[3]
B−V color index 1.054[2]
Radial velocity (Rv)+48.2[2] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −10.986[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −83.914[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)18.0015 ± 0.1709[1] mas
Distance181 ± 2 ly
(55.6 ± 0.5 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)+1.52[4]
Mass1.35 M
Radius7.86 R
Luminosity30 L
Surface gravity (log g)2.69 cgs
Temperature4,750 K
Metallicity [Fe/H]−0.18±0.08 dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i)1.43 km/s
Age2.4[2] Gyr
Other designations
BD−22° 5897, FK5 1584, HD 212010, HIP 110391, HR 8516, SAO 191083[6]
Database references

47 Aquarii, abbreviated 47 Aqr, is a star in the zodiac constellation of Aquarius. 47 Aquarii is its Flamsteed designation. It is a faint star but visible to the naked eye in good seeing conditions, having an apparent visual magnitude of 5.135.[2] Based upon an annual parallax shift of 18.0 mas,[1] it is located 181 light years away. At that distance, the visual magnitude of the star is diminished by an extinction of 0.088 due to interstellar dust.[5] It is moving further from the Earth with a heliocentric radial velocity of +48 km/s.[2]

This is an evolved giant star currently on the red giant branch[5] with a stellar classification of K0 III.[3] The star has 1.35 times the mass of the Sun and has expanded to 7.86 times the Sun's radius. It is radiating 30 times the Sun's luminosity from its enlarged photosphere at an effective temperature of 4,750 K.[5]


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  4. ^ Anderson, E.; Francis, Ch. (2012), "XHIP: An extended hipparcos compilation", Astronomy Letters, 38 (5): 331, arXiv:1108.4971, Bibcode:2012AstL...38..331A, doi:10.1134/S1063773712050015.
  5. ^ a b c d Jones, M. I.; et al. (December 2011), "Study of the impact of the post-MS evolution of the host star on the orbits of close-in planets. I. Sample definition and physical properties", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 536: 7, arXiv:1110.6459, Bibcode:2011A&A...536A..71J, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201117887, A71.
  6. ^ "47 Aqr". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved October 23, 2018.