Delta Pictoris

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δ Pictoris
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Location of δ Pictoris (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Pictor
Right ascension 06h 10m 17.90808s[1]
Declination −54° 58′ 07.1134″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.72[2]
Spectral type B3III+O9V[3]
U−B color index -1.00[4]
B−V color index -0.25[4]
Variable type β Lyr[5]
Radial velocity (Rv) +30.60[6] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -4.90[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +7.41[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 2.51 ± 0.15[1] mas
Distance 1,300 ± 80 ly
(400 ± 20 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) -3.27[2]
Mass 7.9[7] M
Luminosity 6179[8] L
Temperature 17,100[8] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 221[3] km/s
Other designations
FK5 235, GC 7898, HIP 29276, HR 2212, HD 42933, SAO 234359
Database references

Delta Pictoris (δ Pic) is a class B3III[3] (blue giant) star in the constellation Pictor. Its apparent magnitude is 4.72[2] and it is approximately 1300 light years away based on parallax.[1]

It is a β Lyrae variable, a type of eclipsing binary, ranging from 4.90 to 4.65 magnitude with a period of 1.67 days.[5]


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  5. ^ a b Samus, N. N.; Durlevich, O. V.; et al. (2009). "VizieR Online Data Catalog: General Catalogue of Variable Stars (Samus+ 2007-2013)". VizieR On-line Data Catalog: B/gcvs. Originally published in: 2009yCat....102025S. 1. Bibcode:2009yCat....1.2025S. 
  6. ^ Evans, D. S. (1967). "The Revision of the General Catalogue of Radial Velocities". Determination of Radial Velocities and their Applications. 30: 57. Bibcode:1967IAUS...30...57E. 
  7. ^ Tetzlaff, N.; Neuhäuser, R.; Hohle, M. M. (2011). "A catalogue of young runaway Hipparcos stars within 3 kpc from the Sun". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 410: 190. arXiv:1007.4883Freely accessible. Bibcode:2011MNRAS.410..190T. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.17434.x.  Vizier catalog entry
  8. ^ a b Hohle, M.M.; Neuhäuser, R.; Schutz, B.F. (2010). "Masses and luminosities of O- and B-type stars and red supergiants". Astronomische Nachrichten. 331 (4): 349. arXiv:1003.2335Freely accessible. Bibcode:2010AN....331..349H. doi:10.1002/asna.200911355.  Vizier catalog entry