60 Andromedae

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60 Andromedae
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Andromeda constellation and its surroundings
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Location of 60 Andromedae (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Andromeda
Right ascension 02h 13m 13.32387s[1]
Declination +44° 13′ 53.9546″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.82[2]
Spectral type K3.5 III Ba0.4[3]
U−B color index +1.74[2]
B−V color index +1.48[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) –46.3[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: –20.90[1] mas/yr
Dec.: –14.46[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 6.15 ± 0.63[1] mas
Distance approx. 530 ly
(approx. 160 pc)
Period (P) 748.2±0.4 days
Semi-major axis (a) 3.0±2.6"
Eccentricity (e) 0.34±0.03
Inclination (i) 127±15°
Longitude of the node (Ω) 6±17°
Periastron epoch (T) 37886±11 HJD
Argument of periastron (ω)
60 And A
Mass 2.0+0.7
[5] M
Surface gravity (log g) 1.70±0.44[6] cgs
Temperature 4054±42[6] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] −0.13±0.12[6] dex
60 And B
Mass 0.5±0.1[5] M
Other designations
b Andromedae,[7] BD+43 447, HD 13520, HIP 10340, HR 643, IRAS 02100+4359, SAO 37867.

60 Andromedae (abbreviated 60 And) is a star system in the northern constellation of Andromeda, located to the west-northwest of Gamma Andromedae. 60 Andromedae is the Flamsteed designation though the star also bears the Bayer designation b Andromedae. It is bright enough to be seen by the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of 4.82.[2] Based upon parallax measurements made during the Hipparcos mission, it is at a distance of roughly 530 light-years (160 parsecs) from Earth.[1]

This system is known to have three components. The primary is a giant star with a stellar classification of K3.5 III Ba0.4. It is being orbited by a white dwarf with a period of 748.2 days and an eccentricity of 0.34. There is a third component at an angular separation of 0.22 arcseconds.[3]


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  2. ^ a b c d Argue, A. N. (1966), "UBV photometry of 550 F, G and K type stars", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 133: 475–493, Bibcode:1966MNRAS.133..475A, doi:10.1093/mnras/133.4.475. 
  3. ^ 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:0806.2878free to read, Bibcode:2008MNRAS.389..869E, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13596.x. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Ralph Elmer (1953), General Catalogue of Stellar Radial Velocities, Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington, Bibcode:1953GCRV..C......0W. 
  5. ^ a b c Pourbaix, D.; Boffin, H. M. J. (February 2003), "Reprocessing the Hipparcos Intermediate Astrometric Data of spectroscopic binaries. II. Systems with a giant component", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 398: 1163–1177, arXiv:astro-ph/0211483free to read, Bibcode:2003A&A...398.1163P, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20021736. 
  6. ^ a b c Koleva, M.; Vazdekis, A. (February 2012), "Stellar population models in the UV. I. Characterisation of the New Generation Stellar Library", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 538: A143, arXiv:1111.5449free to read, Bibcode:2012A&A...538A.143K, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201118065. 
  7. ^ Tirion, Rappaport, Lovi (1987). Willmann-Bell, inc., ed. Uranometria 2000.0 - Volume II - The Southern Hemisphere to +6°. Richmond, Virginia, USA. ISBN 0-943396-15-8. 

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