HD 63744

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This article is about Q Puppis. For q Puppis, see HD 70060.
HD 63744
Puppis constellation map.svg
Red circle.svg

Location of HD 63744 (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Puppis
Right ascension 07h 48m 20.16042s[1]
Declination −47° 04′ 39.7985″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.71[2]
Spectral type K0III[3]
U−B color index +0.92[2]
B−V color index +1.06[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) -1.20[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -101.85[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -78.08[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 14.04 ± 0.16[1] mas
Distance 232 ± 3 ly
(71.2 ± 0.8 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 0.43[5]
Mass 1.27[6] M
Radius 13[6] R
Luminosity 84.48[5] L
Surface gravity (log g) 2.34[6] cgs
Temperature 4,750[7] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] -0.02[8] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i) < 1.0[9] km/s
Other designations
Q Puppis, CD-46°3451, GC 10553, GSC 08138-03767, HIP 38089, HR 3046, HD 63744, SAO 219018
Database references

HD 63744 is a class K0III[3] (orange giant) star in the constellation Puppis. Its apparent magnitude is 4.71[2] and it is approximately 232 light years away based on parallax.[1]


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