Beta Chamaeleontis

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β Chamaeleontis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Chamaeleon
Right ascension  12h 18m 20.82459s[1]
Declination −79° 18′ 44.0710″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.24[2] (4.24 to 4.30[3])
Spectral type B4 V[4]
U−B color index −0.52[2]
B−V color index −0.13[2]
R−I color index −0.10[5]
Radial velocity (Rv)+23.0[6] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −37.97[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +11.15[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)10.93 ± 0.15[1] mas
Distance298 ± 4 ly
(91 ± 1 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)−0.57[7]
Mass5.0±0.1[8] M
Radius2.84±0.13[9] R
Luminosity212[10] L
Surface gravity (log g)4.03±0.05[9] cgs
Temperature14,495±157[9] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i)255[5] km/s
Age22.7±7.2[8] Myr
Other designations
β Cha, Beta Chamaeleontis, Beta Cha, CD−78 495, CPD−78 741, FK5 459, GC 16775, HD 106911, HIP 60000, HR 4674, PPM 371459, SAO 256924.[11]
Database references

Beta Chamaeleontis, Latinized from β Chamaeleontis, is a B-type main sequence star and is the third-brightest star in the constellation of Chamaeleon.[11] It has an apparent visual magnitude that varies between 4.24 and 4.30.[3]


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