Chi Leonis

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χ Leonis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Leo
Right ascension  11h 05m 01.02754s[1]
Declination +07° 20′ 09.6235″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.63[2]
Spectral type F2III-IVv[3]
U−B color index +0.06[2]
B−V color index +0.33[2]
Radial velocity (Rv)+4.7[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −344.28[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −47.65[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)34.49 ± 0.20[1] mas
Distance94.6 ± 0.5 ly
(29.0 ± 0.2 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)+2.31[5]
Mass1.62[6] M
Radius1.99[7] R
Luminosity9.9[5] L
Surface gravity (log g)4.02[6] cgs
Temperature7022±80[6] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]+0.03[6] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i)25±1[3] km/s
Age1.40[6] Gyr
Other designations
χ Leo, 63 Leo, BD+08° 2455, FK5 418, HD 96097, HIP 54182, HR 4310, SAO 118648.[8]
Database references

Chi Leonis, Latinized from χ Leonis, is a double star in the constellation Leo. It is visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of 4.63.[2] The distance to this star, as determined using parallax measurements,[1] is around 95 light years. It has an annual proper motion of 346 mas.[9]

This is most likely a binary star system.[10] The primary component is an evolved, F-type giant star with a stellar classification of F2III-IVv.[3] It has an estimated 162%[6] of the Sun's mass and nearly twice the Sun's radius.[7] The companion is a magnitude 11.0 star at an angular separation of 4.1 along a position angle of 264°, as of 1990.[11]


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  3. ^ a b c 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/0205255, Bibcode:2002A&A...393..897R, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20020943.
  4. ^ Wilson, R. E. (1953), General Catalogue of Stellar Radial Velocities, Carnegie Institute of Washington, D.C., Bibcode:1953GCRV..C......0W.
  5. ^ a b Anderson, E.; Francis, Ch. (2012), "XHIP: An extended hipparcos compilation", Astronomy Letters, 38 (5): 331, arXiv:1108.4971, Bibcode:2012AstL...38..331A, doi:10.1134/S1063773712050015.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Casagrande, L.; et al. (2011), "New constraints on the chemical evolution of the solar neighbourhood and Galactic disc(s). Improved astrophysical parameters for the Geneva-Copenhagen Survey", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 530 (A138): 21, arXiv:1103.4651, Bibcode:2011A&A...530A.138C, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201016276.
  7. ^ a b Rachford, Brian L.; Foight, Dillon R. (June 2009), "Chromospheric Variability in Early F-Type Stars", The Astrophysical Journal, 698 (1): 786–802, arXiv:0904.1620, Bibcode:2009ApJ...698..786R, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/698/1/786.
  8. ^ "* chi Leo". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  9. ^ Lépine, Sébastien; Shara, Michael M. (March 2005), "A Catalog of Northern Stars with Annual Proper Motions Larger than 0.15" (LSPM-NORTH Catalog)", The Astronomical Journal, 129 (3): 1483–1522, arXiv:astro-ph/0412070, Bibcode:2005AJ....129.1483L, doi:10.1086/427854.
  10. ^ 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:0806.2878. Bibcode:2008MNRAS.389..869E. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13596.x.
  11. ^ Mason, B. D.; et al. (2014), "The Washington Visual Double Star Catalog", The Astronomical Journal, 122: 3466–3471, Bibcode:2001AJ....122.3466M, doi:10.1086/323920.