Nu1 Columbae

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ν1 Columbae
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Columba
Right ascension 05h 37m 16.50521s[1]
Declination −27° 52′ 16.8288″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 6.14[2]
Spectral type F0 IV[3]
B−V color index +0.34[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) 26.7±2.0[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +18.24[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −57.61[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 25.40 ± 1.07[1] mas
Distance 128 ± 5 ly
(39 ± 2 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) +3.18[5]
Mass 1.41[6] M
Luminosity 4.3[7] L
Surface gravity (log g) 4.01±0.14[6] cgs
Temperature 7,079±241[6] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] −0.22[4] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 161[3] km/s
Age 641[6] Myr
Other designations
ν1 Col, CD−27° 2389, HD 37430, HIP 26412, HR 1926, SAO 170601.[8]
Database references

Nu1 Columbae, Latinized from ν1 Columbae, is a star in the southern constellation of Columba. It is visible to the naked eye, having an apparent visual magnitude of 6.14.[2] According to the Bortle scale, stars with this magnitude are faintly visible from dark rural skies. Based upon an annual parallax shift of 25.40 mas,[1] this star is about 128 light years distant from the Sun.

This star has a stellar classification of F0 IV,[3] which indicates it is an evolving F-type subgiant star. It is an estimated 6410 million years of age, with a mass 1.41 times that of the Sun.[6] The star is spinning relatively rapidly, with a projected rotational velocity of 161 km/s.[3] It is radiating around 4.3[7] times the solar luminosity from its outer atmosphere at an effective temperature of 7,079 K.[6]


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  7. ^ a b McDonald, I.; et al. (2012), "Fundamental Parameters and Infrared Excesses of Hipparcos Stars", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 427 (1): 343–57, arXiv:1208.2037Freely accessible, Bibcode:2012MNRAS.427..343M, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21873.x. 
  8. ^ "nu.01 Col -- Star", SIMBAD Astronomical Database, Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg, retrieved 2016-12-29.