HD 64440

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HD 64440
Puppis constellation map.svg
Red circle.svg

Location of HD 64440 (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Puppis
Right ascension 07h 52m 13.03173s[1]
Declination −40° 34′ 32.8318″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.71[2]
Spectral type K1II+A0.5[3]
U−B color index +0.75[4]
B−V color index +1.05[4]
Radial velocity (Rv) +24.00[5] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -18.00[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +5.01[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 9.25 ± 0.83[1] mas
Distance 350 ± 30 ly
(108 ± 10 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) -1.44[2]
Luminosity 461[2] L
Surface gravity (log g) 1.66[6] cgs
Temperature 4,601[6] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] +0.02[6] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 2.3[7] km/s
Other designations
a Puppis, CD-40°3579, FK5 301, GC 10655, HIP 38414, HR 3080, HD 64440, SAO 219082, WDS J07522-4035AB
Database references

HD 64440, also known as a Puppis, is a spectroscopic binary[3] star in the constellation Puppis. Its apparent magnitude is 3.71.[2] Located around 108 parsecs (350 ly) distant,[1] the primary is a bright giant of spectral type K1.5II and the secondary is an early A-type star. They orbit with a period just under 7 years and eccentricity 0.38.[3]


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  2. ^ a b c d Anderson, E.; Francis, Ch. (2012). "XHIP: An extended hipparcos compilation". Astronomy Letters. 38 (5): 331. arXiv:1108.4971Freely accessible. Bibcode:2012AstL...38..331A. doi:10.1134/S1063773712050015.  Vizier catalog entry
  3. ^ a b c Eggleton, P. P.; Tokovinin, A. A. (September 2008). "A catalogue of multiplicity among bright stellar systems". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 389 (2): 869–879. arXiv:0806.2878Freely accessible. Bibcode:2008MNRAS.389..869E. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13596.x. 
  4. ^ a b Mallama, A. (2014). "Sloan Magnitudes for the Brightest Stars". The Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers. 42: 443. Bibcode:2014JAVSO..42..443M. Vizier catalog entry
  5. ^ Wilson, R. E. (1953). General Catalogue of Stellar Radial Velocities. Carnegie Institution for Science. Bibcode:1953GCRV..C......0W. LCCN 54001336. 
  6. ^ a b c Earle Luck, R. (2014). "Parameters and Abundances in Luminous Stars". The Astronomical Journal. 147 (6): 137. Bibcode:2014AJ....147..137L. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/147/6/137. 
  7. ^ De Medeiros, J. R.; Alves, S.; Udry, S.; Andersen, J.; Nordström, B.; Mayor, M. (2014). "A catalog of rotational and radial velocities for evolved stars". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 561: A126. arXiv:1312.3474Freely accessible. Bibcode:2014A&A...561A.126D. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201220762.  Vizier catalog entry