HD 60863

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This article is about p Puppis. For P Puppis, see HD 63922.
Not to be confused with ρ Puppis.
HD 60863
Puppis constellation map.svg
Red circle.svg

Location of HD 60863 (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Puppis
Right ascension 07h 35m 22.89366s[1]
Declination −28° 22′ 09.5735″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.65[2]
Spectral type B8V[3]
U−B color index -0.43[4]
B−V color index -0.12[4]
Radial velocity (Rv) +3.30[5] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -65.93[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -19.73[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 14.72 ± 0.67[1] mas
Distance 220 ± 10 ly
(68 ± 3 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 0.46[2]
Mass 3.23[6] M
Radius 2.1[7] R
Luminosity 120[6] L
Surface gravity (log g) 4.29[8] cgs
Temperature 12,680[6] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 203[6] km/s
Other designations
p Puppis, CD-28°4566, CCDM J07354-2823A, GC 10178, GSC 06551-03461, HIP 36917, HR 2922, HD 60863, SAO 174058, WDS J07354-2822A
Database references

HD 60863 is a class B8V[3] (blue main-sequence) star in the constellation Puppis. Its apparent magnitude is 4.65[2] and it is approximately 222 light years away based on parallax.[1]

In addition to the primary, there are distant companions B, at magnitude 9.13 and separation 36.9", and C, at magnitude 10.44 and separation from B of 43.1".[9]


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  8. ^ David, Trevor J.; Hillenbrand, Lynne A. (2015). "The Ages of Early-Type Stars: Strömgren Photometric Methods Calibrated, Validated, Tested, and Applied to Hosts and Prospective Hosts of Directly Imaged Exoplanets". The Astrophysical Journal. 804 (2): 146. arXiv:1501.03154Freely accessible. Bibcode:2015ApJ...804..146D. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/804/2/146.  Vizier catalog entry
  9. ^ Mason, Brian D.; Wycoff, Gary L.; Hartkopf, William I.; Douglass, Geoffrey G.; Worley, Charles E. (2001). "The 2001 US Naval Observatory Double Star CD-ROM. I. The Washington Double Star Catalog". The Astronomical Journal. 122 (6): 3466. Bibcode:2001AJ....122.3466M. doi:10.1086/323920.  Vizier catalog entry