70 Aquarii

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70 Aquarii
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Aquarius
Right ascension 22h 48m 30.21037s[1]
Declination –10° 33′ 19.7073″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 6.19[2]
Spectral type A9III–IV[3]
B−V color index +0.28[2]
Variable type Delta Scuti
Radial velocity (Rv) –5.8[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +31.92[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +9.23[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 8.64 ± 0.83[1] mas
Distance 380 ± 40 ly
(120 ± 10 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) +0.88[5]
Luminosity 38[5] L
Surface gravity (log g) 3.48[5] cgs
Temperature 7,294[5] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 110[6] km/s
Other designations
BD–11 5923, FK5 3825, HD 215874, HIP 112615, HR 8676, SAO 165308.[7]

70 Aquarii (abbreviated 70 Aqr) is a star in the equatorial constellation of Aquarius. 70 Aquarii is the Flamsteed designation and it is a Delta Scuti-type variable with the variable star designation FM Aquarii.[5] The mean apparent visual magnitude of this star is 6.19[2] and it is around 380 light-years (120 parsecs) from Earth.[1]


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  2. ^ a b c Corben, P. M.; Stoy, R. H. (1968), "Photoelectric Magnitudes and Colours for Bright Southern Stars", Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa, 27: 11, Bibcode:1968MNSSA..27...11C. 
  3. ^ Cowley, Anne; Fraquelli, Dorothy (February 1974), "MK Spectral Types for Some Bright F Stars", Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 86 (509): 70, Bibcode:1974PASP...86...70C, doi:10.1086/129562. 
  4. ^ Wilson, R. E. (1953), General Catalogue of Stellar Radial Velocities, Carnegie Institute of Washington, D.C., Bibcode:1953GCRV..C......0W. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Paunzen, E.; et al. (September 2002), "On the Period-Luminosity-Colour-Metallicity relation and the pulsational characteristics of lambda Bootis type stars", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 392: 515–528, arXiv:astro-ph/0207494Freely accessible, Bibcode:2002A&A...392..515P, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20020854 
  6. ^ Royer, F.; et al. (October 2002), "Rotational velocities of A-type stars in the northern hemisphere. II. Measurement of v sin i", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 393: 897–911, arXiv:astro-ph/0205255Freely accessible, Bibcode:2002A&A...393..897R, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20020943. 
  7. ^ "FM Aqr -- Variable Star of delta Sct type", SIMBAD Astronomical Object Database, Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg, retrieved 2012-07-16. 

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