HD 4628

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HD 4628
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Pisces
Right ascension 00h 48m 22.98s[1]
Declination +05° 16′ 50.2″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.74[2]
Spectral type K2.5 V[3]
U−B color index +0.60[3]
B−V color index +0.89[3]
Radial velocity (Rv)−10.8[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: 757.11±0.48[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −1141.33±0.34[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)134.14 ± 0.51[1] mas
Distance24.31 ± 0.09 ly
(7.45 ± 0.03 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)6.37[5]
Mass0.70±0.10[6] M
Radius0.749±0.051[7] R
Luminosity0.28[6] L
Surface gravity (log g)4.39±0.16[6] cgs
Temperature5829±41[6] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]–0.22[8] dex
Rotation38.0 days[8]
Age5.4[9] Gyr
Other designations
96 G. Piscium,[10] BD +04°123, GCTP 156.00, Gl 33, HD 4628, HIP 3765, HR 222, Lal 1299, LHS 121, LTT 10285, SAO 109471, Wolf 25.[11]
Database references

HD 4628 (96 G. Piscium) is a main sequence star in the equatorial constellation of Pisces. It has a spectral classification of K2.5 V and an effective temperature of 5,829 K, giving it an orange-red hue with a slightly smaller mass and girth than our Sun. HD 4628 lies at a distance of approximately 24.3 light years from the Sun.[1] The apparent magnitude is just sufficient for this star to be viewed with the unaided eye. The star appears to be slightly older than our Sun—approximately 5.4 billion years old.[9] The surface activity is low and, based upon the detection of UV emission, it may have a relatively cool corona with a temperature of one million K.[12]

The star has a relatively high proper motion of 1.4 per year and is moving in our general direction with a radial velocity of −10.8[4] km/s. HD 4628 will make its closest approach to the Sun in about 32,000 years, when it comes within 20 ly (7.3 pc).[13] No definitive companion has yet been found in orbit around this star. In 1958 it was thought to have stellar companion that was also a flare star, but this was subsequently disproved.[14]


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  9. ^ a b Mamajek, Eric E.; Hillenbrand, Lynne A. (November 2008), "Improved Age Estimation for Solar-Type Dwarfs Using Activity-Rotation Diagnostics", The Astrophysical Journal, 687 (2): 1264–1293, arXiv:0807.1686, Bibcode:2008ApJ...687.1264M, doi:10.1086/591785
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  13. ^ Bailer-Jones, C. A. L. (March 2015), "Close encounters of the stellar kind", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 575: 13, arXiv:1412.3648, Bibcode:2015A&A...575A..35B, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201425221, A35.
  14. ^ Hartkopf, W. I.; McAlister, H. A. (January 1984), "Binary stars unresolved by speckle interferometry. III", Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 96: 105–116, Bibcode:1984PASP...96..105H, doi:10.1086/131309.

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