86 Aquarii

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about c1 Aquarii. For other star systems with this Bayer designation, see c Aquarii.
86 Aquarii
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Aquarius constellation and its surroundings
Cercle rouge 100%.svg

Location of 86 Aquarii (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Aquarius
Right ascension 23h 06m 40.84483s[1]
Declination –23° 44′ 35.2344″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.47[2]
Spectral type G8 III[3]
U−B color index +0.58[2]
B−V color index +0.90[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) +15.2[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +58.86[1] mas/yr
Dec.: –1.74[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 15.08 ± 0.72[1] mas
Distance 220 ± 10 ly
(66 ± 3 pc)
Surface gravity (log g) 3.10[5] cgs
Temperature 4,900[5] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] –0.14[5] dex
Other designations
CD–24 17497, HD 218240, HIP 114119, HR 8789, SAO 191651.[6]
Database references

86 Aquarii (abbreviated 86 Aqr) is a binary star[7] system in the equatorial constellation of Aquarius. 86 Aquarii is the Flamsteed designation, though it also bears the Bayer designation c1 Aquarii. It is faint but visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of +4.47.[2] Based upon parallax measurements, the distance to this star is about 220 light-years (67 parsecs).[1]

The two components of this system have an angular separation of 0.25 arcseconds.[7] The brighter component is a giant star with a spectral classification of G8 III[3] and an apparent magnitude of 4.79.[7] The effective temperature of its outer atmosphere is 4,900 K,[5] giving it the yellowish glow of a G-type star.[8] The fainter component is a star of magnitude 6.77.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e f van Leeuwen, F. (November 2007), "Validation of the new Hipparcos reduction", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 474 (2): 653–664, arXiv:0708.1752Freely accessible, Bibcode:2007A&A...474..653V, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078357. 
  2. ^ a b c d Nicolet, B. (1978), "Photoelectric photometric Catalogue of homogeneous measurements in the UBV System", Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, 34: 1–49, Bibcode:1978A&AS...34....1N. 
  3. ^ a b Houk, Nancy (1978), Michigan catalogue of two-dimensional spectral types for the HD stars, 4, Ann Arbor: Dept. of Astronomy, University of Michigan, Bibcode:1988mcts.book.....H. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Ralph Elmer (1953), General Catalogue of Stellar Radial Velocities, Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington, Bibcode:1953GCRV..C......0W. 
  5. ^ a b c d McWilliam, Andrew (December 1990), "High-resolution spectroscopic survey of 671 GK giants. I - Stellar atmosphere parameters and abundances", Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 74: 1075–1128, Bibcode:1990ApJS...74.1075M, doi:10.1086/191527. 
  6. ^ "86 Aqr -- Star", SIMBAD, Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg, retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  7. ^ a b c d 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:0806.2878Freely accessible. Bibcode:2008MNRAS.389..869E. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13596.x. 
  8. ^ "The Colour of Stars", Australia Telescope, Outreach and Education, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, December 21, 2004, retrieved 2012-01-16 

External links[edit]