Eta Volantis

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η Volantis
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Location of η Volantis.
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Volans
Right ascension 08h 22m 04.45800s[1]
Declination −73° 23′ 59.9525″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.28[2]
Spectral type A0/1IV/V[3]
B−V color index +0.01[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) +20[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −31.38[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +29.73[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 8.56 ± 0.16[1] mas
Distance 381 ± 7 ly
(117 ± 2 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 0.05[5]
Mass 2.73±0.08[5] M
Radius 3.43[5] R
Luminosity 84[6] L
Surface gravity (log g) 3.81±0.04[5] cgs
Temperature 8,663[6] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 214[7] km/s
Age 347[5] Myr
Other designations
η Vol, Eta Vol, CPD-72 694, FK5 2653, HD 71576, HIP 41003, HR 3334, SAO 256505[8]
Database references

Eta Volantis (η Vol, η Volantis) is a single star[9] in the southern constellation of Volans. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 5.28, which is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye. Based upon parallax measurements, it is approximately 381 light years from Earth.

This is a white A-type star with a blended spectrum that shows aspects of a main sequence star and a subgiant. It has two 12th magnitude optical companions at angular separations of 30.8 and 42.4 arcseconds.


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  8. ^ "eps Vol -- Spectroscopic binary", SIMBAD Astronomical Database, Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg, retrieved 2016-09-02. 
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