67 Ophiuchi

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67 Ophiuchi
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Location of 67 Ophiuchi (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Ophiuchus
Right ascension 18h 00m 38.71619s[1]
Declination 2° 55′ 53.6324″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.93[2]
Spectral type B5Ib[3]
U−B color index -0.62[2]
B−V color index +0.03[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) -5.20[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +1.15[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -9.35[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 2.65 ± 0.54[1] mas
Distance approx. 1,200 ly
(approx. 380 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) -3.50[5]
Mass 8.4[6] M
Luminosity 2364[5] L
Surface gravity (log g) 3.03[7] cgs
Temperature 15,420[8] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] -0.01[7] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 40[9] km/s
Other designations
BD+02°3458, CCDM J18007+0256A, FK5 677, GC 24509, HIP 88192, HR 6714, HD 164353, SAO 123013, WDS J18006+0256A
Database references

67 Ophiuchi (67 Oph) is a class B5 Ib[3] (blue supergiant) star in the constellation Ophiuchus. Its apparent magnitude is 3.93[2] and it is approximately 1200 light years away based on parallax.[1] It is considered to be a member of the open cluster Collinder 359 (Melotte 186).

67 Oph has four companions. The closest is a magnitude 13.7 B1 main sequence star at 8.29", designated B. Component C (BD+02°3459) is the brightest close companion, a magnitude 8.1 B2 main sequence star at 54.32". Component D is a magnitude 12.5 star 8.37" from component C. Component E is a magnitude 10.9 star 46.53" from 67 Oph A.[10]


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  5. ^ a b Anderson, E.; Francis, Ch. (2012). "XHIP: An extended hipparcos compilation". Astronomy Letters. 38 (5): 331. arXiv:1108.4971Freely accessible. Bibcode:2012AstL...38..331A. doi:10.1134/S1063773712050015.  Vizier catalog entry
  6. ^ Tetzlaff, N.; Neuhäuser, R.; Hohle, M. M. (2011). "A catalogue of young runaway Hipparcos stars within 3 kpc from the Sun". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 410: 190. arXiv:1007.4883Freely accessible. Bibcode:2011MNRAS.410..190T. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.17434.x.  Vizier catalog entry
  7. ^ a b Wu, Yue; Singh, H. P.; Prugniel, P.; Gupta, R.; Koleva, M. (2010). "Coudé-feed stellar spectral library – atmospheric parameters". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 525: A71. arXiv:1009.1491Freely accessible. Bibcode:2011A&A...525A..71W. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201015014. 
  8. ^ 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. arXiv:0903.5134Freely accessible. Bibcode:2009A&A...501..297Z. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/200811147. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ Mason, Brian D.; Wycoff, Gary L.; Hartkopf, William I.; Douglass, Geoffrey G.; Worley, Charles E. (2001). "The 2001 US Naval Observatory Double Star CD-ROM. I. The Washington Double Star Catalog". The Astronomical Journal. 122 (6): 3466. Bibcode:2001AJ....122.3466M. doi:10.1086/323920.  Vizier catalog entry

Further reading[edit]

  • Underhill, A. B. (1960). "Some spectroscopic observations of the supergiants 67 Ophiuchi, 55 Cygni and χ2 Orionis". Publ. Dominion Astrophys. Obs. 11: 353–361. Bibcode:1960PDAO...11..353U. 
  • Lodieu, N. (2005). "A study of the young open cluster Collinder 359". Astronomische Nachrichten. 326 (10): 1001. doi:10.1002/asna.200510436.