G Scorpii

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G Scorpii
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Scorpius
Right ascension 17h 49m 51.48081s[1]
Declination −37° 02′ 35.8975″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.21[2]
Spectral type K2 III[3]
U−B color index +1.19[2]
B−V color index +1.17[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) +24.7[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: 40.59[1] mas/yr
Dec.: 27.24[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 25.92 ± 0.15[1] mas
Distance 125.8 ± 0.7 ly
(38.6 ± 0.2 pc)
Mass 1.44 ± 0.21[5] M
Radius 16[6] R
Luminosity 95 ± 6[5] L
Temperature 4,538[5] K
Other designations
G Sco, CD–37 11907, FK5 669, HD 161892, HIP 87261, HR 6630, SAO 209318.
Database references

G Scorpii (G Sco) is a star in the constellation Scorpius. It is an orange K-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +3.19. It is approximately 126 light years from Earth.[1] The measured angular diameter of the primary star is 3.94 ± 0.21 mas.[7] At the estimated distance of this system, this yields a physical size of about 16 times the radius of the Sun.[6]

Just 8.5 arcminutes to the east is the globular cluster NGC 6441.

It was formerly known as "Gamma Telescopii" (γ Tel) and "Fuyue" (傅說) in ancient China.

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  2. ^ a b c Johnson, H. L.; et al. (1966), "UBVRIJKL photometry of the bright stars", Communications of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, 4 (99): 99, Bibcode:1966CoLPL...4...99J. 
  3. ^ Gray, R. O.; et al. (July 2006), "Contributions to the Nearby Stars (NStars) Project: Spectroscopy of Stars Earlier than M0 within 40 pc-The Southern Sample", The Astronomical Journal, 132 (1): 161–170, Bibcode:2006AJ....132..161G, arXiv:astro-ph/0603770Freely accessible, doi:10.1086/504637. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Ralph Elmer (1953). General Catalogue of Stellar Radial Velocities. Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington. Bibcode:1953GCRV..C......0W. 
  5. ^ a b c Stello, D.; et al. (2008), "Oscillating K Giants with the WIRE Satellite: Determination of Their Asteroseismic Masses", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 674 (1): L53–L56, Bibcode:2008ApJ...674L..53S, arXiv:0801.2155Freely accessible, doi:10.1086/528936. 
  6. ^ a b Lang, Kenneth R. (2006), Astrophysical formulae, Astronomy and astrophysics library, 1 (3rd ed.), Birkhäuser, ISBN 3540296921 . The radius (R*) is given by:
  7. ^ Richichi, A.; Percheron, I.; Khristoforova, M. (February 2005), "CHARM2: An updated Catalog of High Angular Resolution Measurements", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 431 (2): 773–777, Bibcode:2005A&A...431..773R, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20042039