Eta Pavonis

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η Pavonis
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Location of η Pavonis (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Pavo
Right ascension 17h 45m 43.98605s[1]
Declination −64° 43′ 25.9394″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.61[2]
Spectral type K2II[3]
U−B color index +1.17[4]
B−V color index +1.19[4]
Radial velocity (Rv) -7.60[5] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -11.96[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -56.57[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 9.26 ± 0.18[1] mas
Distance 352 ± 7 ly
(108 ± 2 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) -1.56[2]
Luminosity 603[2] L
Surface gravity (log g) 1.97[6] cgs
Temperature 4,700[7] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] +0.15[6] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i) < 1.5[8] km/s
Other designations
FK5 661, GC 24044, HIP 86929, HR 6582, HD 160635, SAO 254020
Database references

Eta Pavonis (η Pav) is a star in the constellation Pavo. Its apparent magnitude is 3.61.[2] Located around 108 parsecs (350 ly) distant,[1] it is a bright giant of spectral type K2II,[3] between the classifications of giant and supergiant.


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  8. ^ De Medeiros, J. R.; Alves, S.; Udry, S.; Andersen, J.; Nordström, B.; Mayor, M. (2014). "A catalog of rotational and radial velocities for evolved stars". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 561: A126. Bibcode:2014A&A...561A.126D. arXiv:1312.3474Freely accessible. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201220762.  Vizier catalog entry