53 Persei

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53 Persei
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Location of 53 Persei (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Perseus
Right ascension 04h 21m 33.16557s[1]
Declination 46° 29′ 55.9554″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.80[2]
Spectral type B4IV[3]
U−B color index -0.52[4]
B−V color index -0.03[4]
Radial velocity (Rv) +7.30[5] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +20.06[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -35.45[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 6.43 ± 0.28[1] mas
Distance 510 ± 20 ly
(156 ± 7 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) -1.15[2]
Mass 5.9[6] M
Luminosity 312[2] L
Temperature 16,720[7] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 15[8] km/s
Other designations
d Persei, V469 Per, BD+46°872, FK5 2319, GC 5256, HIP 20354, HR 1350, HD 27396, NSV 1560, SAO 39483
Database references

53 Persei (53 Per) is a class B4IV[3] (blue subgiant) star in the constellation Perseus. Its apparent magnitude is 4.80[2] and it is approximately 510 light years away based on parallax.[1] It was the prototype of a class of variable stars known as slowly pulsating B stars, but it is now not agreed whether it is one or not.


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  5. ^ Gontcharov, G. A. (2006). "Pulkovo Compilation of Radial Velocities for 35 495 Hipparcos stars in a common system". Astronomy Letters. 32 (11): 759. Bibcode:2006AstL...32..759G. doi:10.1134/S1063773706110065. 
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  7. ^ Zorec, J.; Cidale, L.; Arias, M. L.; Frémat, Y.; Muratore, M. F.; Torres, A. F.; Martayan, C. (2009). "Fundamental parameters of B supergiants from the BCD system". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 501: 297. Bibcode:2009A&A...501..297Z. arXiv:0903.5134Freely accessible. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/200811147. 
  8. ^ Abt, Helmut A.; Levato, Hugo; Grosso, Monica (2002). "Rotational Velocities of B Stars". The Astrophysical Journal. 573: 359. Bibcode:2002ApJ...573..359A. doi:10.1086/340590.