Kappa Phoenicis

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κ Phoenicis
Phoenix constellation map.svg
Red circle.svg
Location of κ Phoenicis (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Phoenix
Right ascension  00h 26m 12.20183s[1]
Declination −43° 40′ 47.3929″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.94[2]
Spectral type A5IVn[3]
U−B color index +0.11[2]
B−V color index +0.17[2]
Radial velocity (Rv)+11.30[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +106.20[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +32.15[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)42.00 ± 0.15[1] mas
Distance77.7 ± 0.3 ly
(23.81 ± 0.09 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)2.05[3]
Mass1.74[5] M
Luminosity12.66[3] L
Surface gravity (log g)4.30[5] cgs
Temperature8,226[5] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]-0.04[3] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i)245.0[6] km/s
Other designations
CD−44° 101, GC 516, GJ 20, HIP 2072, HR 100, HD 2262, SAO 215092
Database references

Kappa Phoenicis (κ Phe) is a class A5IV[3] (white subgiant) star in the constellation Phoenix. Its apparent magnitude is 3.94[2] and it is approximately 77.7 light years away based on parallax.[1]


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  6. ^ Glebocki, R.; Gnacinski, P. (2005). "VizieR Online Data Catalog: Catalog of Stellar Rotational Velocities (Glebocki+ 2005)". VizieR On-line Data Catalog: III/244. Originally published in: 2005csss...13..571G; 2005yCat.3244....0G. 3244. Bibcode:2005yCat.3244....0G. Vizier catalog entry