HD 895

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HD 895
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Andromeda
Right ascension 00h 13m 23.921s[1]
Declination +26° 59′ 15.17″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 6.27[2]
Spectral type F8V[2]
B−V color index 0.63[2]
Proper motion (μ) RA: -18.40 ± 1.30[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -32.50 ± 0.59[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 7.61 ± 0.97[1] mas
Distance approx. 430 ly
(approx. 130 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 6.909
Other designations
SAO 73823, WDS J00134+2659, HD 895, BD+26° 13, HIP 1076, HR 40.[2]
Database references
Database references

HD 895 is a triple star system[3] in the constellation Andromeda. Its apparent magnitude is 6.27. Located around 131 parsecs (430 ly) away, the primary is a F-type main-sequence star of spectral type F8V,[2] a star that is currently fusing its core hydrogen. While the secondary star cannot be separated from the primary except by spectroscopy, the tertiary can, and has been found to be a spectroscopic binary itself,[4] although with an apparent magnitude of 10.37,[5] it is too faint to be seen without a telescope.


  1. ^ a b c d e van Leeuwen, F. (2007). "Validation of the new Hipparcos reduction". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 474 (2): 653–664. arXiv:0708.1752Freely accessible. Bibcode:2007A&A...474..653V. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078357. Vizier catalog entry
  2. ^ a b c d e "HR 6". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Tokovinin, A. A. (1997). "MSC - a catalogue of physical multiple stars". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series. 124: 75. Bibcode:1997A&AS..124...75T. doi:10.1051/aas:1997181. 
  4. ^ Tokovinin, A. A. (May 1998). "New Spectroscopic Components in Six Multiple Systems". Astronomy Letters. 24 (3): 288–295. Bibcode:1998AstL...24..288T. 
  5. ^ "HD 895C". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 13 February 2014.