HR 3220

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For b¹ Carinae, see V376 Carinae. For b² Carinae, see HD 77370.
HR 3220
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Carina
Right ascension 08h 09m 00.67584s[1]
Declination −61° 18′ 08.7391″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.75[2]
Spectral type F6VFe-0.8CH-0.4[3]
U−B color index −0.05[2]
B−V color index +0.44[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) +23.7[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −150.05[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −296.87[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 50.05 ± 2.65[1] mas
Distance 65 ± 3 ly
(20 ± 1 pc)
Mass 1.35[5] M
Surface gravity (log g) 4.12[5] cgs
Temperature 6,365[5] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] −0.27[5] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 8.8[6] km/s
Age 10[5] Gyr
Other designations
B Carinae, CP−60°1074, FK5 2636, Gl 297.1, HD 68456 HIP 39903, HR 3220,, SAO 250131

HR 3220 (B Car) is a single-lined spectroscopic binary in the constellation Carina, approximately 65 light years from Earth. The primary is a F-type main sequence star with an apparent magnitude of +4.75. The secondary is most likely a helium white dwarf with 0.47 times the mass of the Sun. Mass transfer from the white dwarf progenitor has given the primary the spectral signature of a blue straggler that appears much younger than its actual age of about 10 billion years.[5]


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  2. ^ a b c Mermilliod, J.-C. (1986), "Compilation of Eggen's UBV data, transformed to UBV (unpublished)", Catalogue of Eggen's UBV data, SIMBAD, Bibcode:1986EgUBV........0M. 
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  5. ^ a b c d e f Fuhrmann, K.; et al. (September 2011), "Discovery of the nearby F6V star HR 3220 as a field blue straggler", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 416 (1): 391–392, Bibcode:2011MNRAS.tmp..914F, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19042.x 
  6. ^ Ammler-von Eiff, M.; Reiners, A. (June 2012), "New measurements of rotation and differential rotation in A-F stars: are there two populations of differentially rotating stars?", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 542: 31, arXiv:1204.2459free to read, Bibcode:2012A&A...542A.116A, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201118724, A116.