HD 72108

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HD 72108
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Vela
Right ascension 08h 29m 04.752s[1]
Declination –47° 55′ 44.12″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.33
Spectral type B2IV + B2IV[2]
Proper motion (μ) RA: –6.90 ± 0.43[1] mas/yr
Dec.: 7.12 ± 0.34[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 1.53 ± 0.34[1] mas
Distance approx. 2,100 ly
(approx. 700 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) –1.06
Other designations
HR 3358, CD–47°4004, HIP 41616, SAO 219985, WDS J08291-4756AB[3]

HD 72108 (A Vel, A Velorum) is a star system in the constellation Vela. It is approximately 1640 light years from Earth.

The primary component, HD 72108 A, is a blue-white B-type subgiant with an apparent magnitude of +5.33. It is a spectroscopic binary, whose components are separated by 0.176 arcseconds. At a distance of 4 arcseconds away is the third component, the magnitude +7.7 HD 72108 B. The fourth component, HD 72108 C has an apparent magnitude of +9.3, and is 19 arcseconds from the primary.

The star, A Velorum, should not be confused with a Velorum; note capitalization difference.


  1. ^ a b c d e van Leeuwen, F. (2007). "Validation of the new Hipparcos reduction". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 474 (2): 653–664. arXiv:0708.1752free to read. Bibcode:2007A&A...474..653V. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078357.  Vizier catalog entry
  2. ^ Docobo, J. A.; Andrade, M. (2013). "Dynamical and physical properties of 22 binaries discovered by W. S. Finsen". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 428 (1): 321–339. Bibcode:2013MNRAS.428..321D. doi:10.1093/mnras/sts045. 
  3. ^ "HR 3358 -- Double or multiple star". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2014-12-02.