Delta Volantis

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δ Volantis
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Location of δ Volantis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Volans
Right ascension 07h 16m 49.82387s[1]
Declination −67° 57′ 25.7484″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.97[2]
Spectral type F6 II[3]
U−B color index +0.45[2]
B−V color index +0.78[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) 22.7±0.3[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −4.43[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +107.19[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 4.42 ± 0.11[1] mas
Distance 740 ± 20 ly
(226 ± 6 pc)
Radius 24[5] R
Luminosity 1,152[6] L
Surface gravity (log g) 1.77[7] cgs
Temperature 5,386[8] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] 0.110[7] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 5.6±0.3[8] km/s
Other designations
δ Vol, CP−67° 730, FK5 281, HD 57623, HIP 35228, HR 2803, SAO 249809.[9]
Database references

Delta Volantis (δ Vol, δ Volantis) is a solitary[10] star in the southern constellation Volans. It has an apparent visual magnitude of +3.97, which is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye. Based upon parallax measurements, is approximately 740 light years from the Sun.

This is an F-type bright giant star with a stellar classification of F6 II. It has an estimated radius 24 times that of the Sun, and shines with more than a thousand times the Sun's luminosity. The outer atmosphere has an effective temperature of 5,386 K.


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