Gamma1 Normae

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Gamma1 Normae
Norma constellation map.svg
Red circle.svg
Location of γ1 Nor (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Norma
Right ascension  16h 17m 00.93411s[1]
Declination −50° 04′ 05.2333″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.98[2]
Evolutionary stage Supergiant
Spectral type F9 Ia[3]
U−B color index +0.49[2]
B−V color index +0.80[2]
Radial velocity (Rv)−16.0±5.1[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −1.69[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −3.39[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)2.22 ± 0.27[1] mas
Distanceapprox. 1,500 ly
(approx. 450 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)-3.62[3]
Mass6.6±0.4[5] M
Radius160[6] R
Luminosity2039.91[7] L
Surface gravity (log g)2.0[8] cgs
Temperature6,068[8] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]−0.13[8] dex
Age53.4±7.4[5] Myr
Other designations
γ Nor, CD−49° 10474, HD 146143, HIP 79790, HR 6058, SAO 133012
Database references

Gamma1 Normae, Latinized from γ1 Normae, is a single,[9] yellow-white hued star in the southern constellation of Norma. It is faintly visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of 4.98.[2] The annual parallax shift is only 2.22±0.27 mas as measured from Earth,[1] which yields a rough distance estimate of 1,500 light years from the Sun. It is moving closer to the Sun with a radial velocity of around -16 km/s.[4]

This is an F-type supergiant star with a stellar classification of F9 Ia[3] It has 6.6[5] times the mass of the Sun and has expanded to about 160[6] times the Sun's radius. The star is radiating 2,040[7] times the Sun's luminosity from its enlarged photosphere at an effective temperature of 6,068 K.[8] It is estimated to be around 53 million years old.[5]

γ2 Nor is a nearby star nearly a magnitude brighter.


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