HD 186302

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HD 186302
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Location of HD 186302 (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Pavo
Right ascension  19h 49m 6.43s[1]
Declination −70° 11′ 16.7″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 8.76[1]
Spectral type G3/5V[1]
B−V color index 0.67
Proper motion (μ) RA: -23.954 [1] mas/yr
Dec.: -38.710[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)17.7148 ± 0.0310[1] mas
Distance184.1 ± 0.3 ly
(56.45 ± 0.10 pc)
Temperature5817 K
Other designations
HD 186302, HIP 97507, 2MASS J19490644-7011167, Gaia DR2 6423349579465419392
Database references

HD 186302 (also designated HIP 97507)[1] is a star in the constellation of Pavo. It is about 184 light-years (56 parsecs) away from Earth, with an apparent magnitude of 8.76.[1] It was identified in November 2018 as a potential solar sibling to the Sun. It is very similar to the Sun; the Sun is a G2V star. Similar by spectrum and size, it may have formed in the same stellar nursery as the Sun 4.57 billion years ago.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "HD 186302". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  2. ^ Did Astronomers Just Find The Sun’s Sister? Bob P. King, November 24, 2018

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