Beta Volantis

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Beta Volantis
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Location of β Volantis.
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Volans
Right ascension 08h 25m 44.19s[1]
Declination −66° 08′ 12.8″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.77
Characteristics
Spectral type K1III
Astrometry
Proper motion (μ) RA: −35.74 ± 0.10[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −152.22 ± 0.10[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 30.33 ± 0.10[1] mas
Distance 107.5 ± 0.4 ly
(33.0 ± 0.1 pc)
Details
Mass 1.62 ± 0.20[2] M
Luminosity 41 ± 3[2] L
Temperature 4,546[2] K
Other designations
HD 71878, HIP 41312.

Beta Volantis (β Vol, β Volantis) is the brightest star of the constellation Volans. Its distance is about 108 light years and spectral class is K1III.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 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 Stello, D.; et al. (2008), "Oscillating K Giants with the WIRE Satellite: Determination of Their Asteroseismic Masses", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 674 (1): L53–L56, arXiv:0801.2155Freely accessible, Bibcode:2008ApJ...674L..53S, doi:10.1086/528936.