4U 0614+091

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4U 0614+091

Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Orion
Right ascension 06h 17m 07.3s
Declination +09° 08′ 13″
Apparent magnitude (V) 18.8
Characteristics
U−B color index 18.5
B−V color index 18.8
Astrometry
Proper motion (μ) RA: 94.28084 mas/yr
Dec.: +9.13667 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 6 mas
Distance 10,000 ly
(3,000 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 19.8
Other designations
1RXS J061707.4+090812 , V* V1055 Ori

4U 0614+091 is a low-mass X-ray binary star system which features a neutron star and a low-mass companion star. The binary system lies 10,000 light-years away in Orion. It produces jets like a microquasar, the first time an object other than a black hole has been shown to produce jets.

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Coordinates: Sky map 06h 17m 07.3s, +09° 08′ 13″