68 Ophiuchi

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68 Ophiuchi
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Location of 68 Ophiuchi (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Ophiuchus
Right ascension 18h 01m 45.19884s[1]
Declination 1° 18′ 18.2775″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.42[2]
Spectral type A2Vn[3]
U−B color index +0.02[4]
B−V color index +0.04[4]
Radial velocity (Rv) +6.00[5] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +15.93[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -13.29[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 11.15 ± 0.60[1] mas
Distance 290 ± 20 ly
(90 ± 5 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) -0.34[2]
Mass 3.07[6] M
Radius 4.5[7] R
Luminosity 160[6] L
Surface gravity (log g) 3.76[8] cgs
Temperature 9,594[6] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] -0.14[9] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 201[6] km/s
Other designations
BD+01°3560, CCDM J18018+0118AB, GC 24534, HIP 88290, HR 6723, HD 164577, NSV 10009, SAO 123035, WDS J18018+0118AB
Database references

68 Ophiuchi is a star in the constellation Ophiuchus. Its apparent magnitude is 4.42.[2] Located around 89.69 parsecs (292.5 ly) distant,[1] it is a blue-white main-sequence star of spectral type A2Vn,[3] a star that is currently fusing its core hydrogen. The star is suspected of varying between magnitudes 4.42 and 4.48.[10]

It is a binary, with a companion, B, of magnitude 7.48, in an orbit with period 176 years and eccentricity 0.83.[11][12]


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  8. ^ David, Trevor J.; Hillenbrand, Lynne A. (2015). "The Ages of Early-Type Stars: Strömgren Photometric Methods Calibrated, Validated, Tested, and Applied to Hosts and Prospective Hosts of Directly Imaged Exoplanets". The Astrophysical Journal. 804 (2): 146. Bibcode:2015ApJ...804..146D. arXiv:1501.03154Freely accessible. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/804/2/146.  Vizier catalog entry
  9. ^ Wu, Yue; Singh, H. P.; Prugniel, P.; Gupta, R.; Koleva, M. (2010). "Coudé-feed stellar spectral library – atmospheric parameters". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 525: A71. Bibcode:2011A&A...525A..71W. arXiv:1009.1491Freely accessible. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201015014. 
  10. ^ VSX (17 December 2005). "NSV 10009". AAVSO Website. American Association of Variable Star Observers. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  11. ^ Malkov, O. Yu.; Tamazian, V. S.; Docobo, J. A.; Chulkov, D. A. (2012). "Dynamical masses of a selected sample of orbital binaries". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 546: A69. Bibcode:2012A&A...546A..69M. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201219774.  Vizier catalog entry
  12. ^ Cvetkovic, Z.; Ninkovic, S. (2010). "On the Component Masses of Visual Binaries". Serbian Astronomical Journal. 180 (180): 71. Bibcode:2010SerAJ.180...71C. doi:10.2298/SAJ1080071C.