Mu Phoenicis

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μ Phoenicis
Phoenix constellation map.svg
Red circle.svg

Location of μ Phoenicis (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Phoenix
Right ascension 00h 41m 19.55229s[1]
Declination −46° 05′ 06.0184″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.59[2]
Spectral type G8III[3]
U−B color index +0.72[2]
B−V color index +0.97[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) +18.80[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -28.20[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +1.80[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 13.27 ± 0.23[1] mas
Distance 246 ± 4 ly
(75 ± 1 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 0.21[3]
Luminosity 96.10[3] L
Temperature 4,900[5] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 1.4[6] km/s
Other designations
FK5 1015, GC 823, HIP 3245, HR 180, HD 3919, SAO 215194
Database references

Mu Phoenicis (μ Phe) is a class G8III[3] (yellow giant) star in the constellation Phoenix. Its apparent magnitude is 4.59[2] and it is approximately 246 light years away based on parallax.[1]


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  4. ^ Evans, D. S. (1967). "The Revision of the General Catalogue of Radial Velocities". Determination of Radial Velocities and their Applications. 30: 57. Bibcode:1967IAUS...30...57E. 
  5. ^ Gontcharov, G. A. (2009). "Red giant clump in the Tycho-2 catalogue". Astronomy Letters. 34 (11): 785. arXiv:1607.00619Freely accessible. Bibcode:2008AstL...34..785G. doi:10.1134/S1063773708110078.  Vizier catalog entry
  6. ^ 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