HR 4699

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HR 4699
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Corvus
Right ascension  12h 20m 55.71287s[1]
Declination –13° 33′ 56.6100″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.14[2]
Spectral type K0 III[3]
U−B color index +0.93[4]
B−V color index +1.048±0.003[2]
Radial velocity (Rv)+14.0±0.7[2] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: –4.93[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +9.86[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)16.21 ± 0.29[1] mas
Distance201 ± 4 ly
(62 ± 1 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)1.18[2]
Mass1.76[5] M
[6] R
Luminosity43±1[6] L
Surface gravity (log g)3.01[7] cgs
[6] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]0.00±0.05[8] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i)0.0[9] km/s
Age1.97[5] Gyr
Other designations
BD–12°3614, HD 107418, HIP 60221, HR 4699, SAO 157226[10]
Database references

HR 4699 is a single[11] star in the southern constellation of Corvus. It is orange in hue and is dimly visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of +5.14.[2] This star is located at a distance of approximately 201 light years from the Sun based on parallax.[1] It is drifting further away with a radial velocity of +14 km/s, after come to within 45.1 light-years some four million years ago.[2]

This is an aging giant star with a stellar classification of K0 III,[3] having exhausted the supply of hydrogen at its core then cooled and expanded to almost ten[6] times the Sun's radius. It is nearly two[5] billion years old with 1.76 times the mass of the Sun.[5] The star is radiating 43 times the luminosity of the Sun from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 4,707 K.[6]


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  2. ^ a b c d e f Anderson, E.; Francis, Ch. (2012). "XHIP: An extended hipparcos compilation". Astronomy Letters. 38 (5): 331. arXiv:1108.4971. Bibcode:2012AstL...38..331A. doi:10.1134/S1063773712050015.
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  7. ^ Luck, R. Earle; Heiter, Ulrike (June 2007). "Giants in the Local Region". The Astronomical Journal. 133 (6): 2464–2486. Bibcode:2007AJ....133.2464L. doi:10.1086/513194.
  8. ^ Gáspár, András; et al. (2016). "The Correlation between Metallicity and Debris Disk Mass". The Astrophysical Journal. 826 (2): 171. arXiv:1604.07403. Bibcode:2016ApJ...826..171G. doi:10.3847/0004-637X/826/2/171.
  9. ^ Massarotti, Alessandro; et al. (January 2008). "Rotational and Radial Velocities for a Sample of 761 HIPPARCOS Giants and the Role of Binarity". The Astronomical Journal. 135 (1): 209–231. Bibcode:2008AJ....135..209M. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/135/1/209.
  10. ^ "HD 107418". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2019-12-07.
  11. ^ 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:0806.2878. Bibcode:2008MNRAS.389..869E. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13596.x.