Delta Antliae

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Delta Antliae
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Antlia constellation and its surroundings
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Location of δ Antliae (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Antlia
Right ascension 10h 29m 35.37844s[1]
Declination –30° 36′ 25.4413″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.55[2] (5.58/9.65)[3]
Spectral type B9.5 V + F9 Ve[3]
U−B color index –0.18[2]
B−V color index –0.04[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) +14[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: –29.47 ± 0.29[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +1.66 ± 0.42[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 7.51 ± 0.48[1] mas
Distance 430 ± 30 ly
(133 ± 9 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) –0.37[5]
δ Ant A
Mass 3.35 ± 0.15[5] M
Luminosity 200[5] L
Temperature 11,117[5] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 27[6] km/s
Age 214[5] Myr
Other designations
CD–29 8383, HD 90972, HIP 51376, HR 4118, NSV 4876, SAO 201442.
Database references

Delta Antliae (δ Ant, δ Antliae) is the Bayer designation for a binary star[5] system in the southern constellation of Antlia. The combined apparent visual magnitude of the system is +5.57,[2] allowing it to be viewed from the suburbs with the naked eye. Judging by the parallax shift of this system, is located at a distance of 430 ± 30 light-years from Earth.[1] The system is reduced in magnitude by 0.03 due to extinction caused by intervening gas and dust.[3]

The primary component of the system has a stellar classification of B9.5 V, indicating that it is a B-type main sequence star. The companion is an F-type main sequence star with a classification of F9 Ve, where the 'e' indicates that there are emission lines in the spectrum. The two stars are separated by 11 arcseconds.[3]

Delta Antliae A, the brighter member of this system, has an estimated 3.4[5] times the mass of the Sun. It is radiating around 200[5] times as much luminosity as the Sun from its outer atmosphere at an effective temperature of 11,117 K.[5] At this heat, it shines with the characteristic blue-white hue of a B-type star.[7]


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  6. ^ Royer, F.; Zorec, J.; Gómez, A. E. (February 2007), "Rotational velocities of A-type stars. III. Velocity distributions", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 463 (2): 671–682, arXiv:astro-ph/0610785free to read, Bibcode:2007A&A...463..671R, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20065224. 
  7. ^ "The Colour of Stars", Australia Telescope, Outreach and Education, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, December 21, 2004, retrieved 2012-01-16.