Nu1 Boötis

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Nu1 Boötis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Boötes
Right ascension 14h 45m 14.46026s[1]
Declination +16° 57′ 51.4078″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.02[2]
Spectral type K4.5 IIIb Ba0.4[3]
U−B color index +1.91[2]
B−V color index +1.59[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) −11.12±0.16[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −13.73[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −14.92[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 7.59 ± 0.55[1] mas
Distance 430 ± 30 ly
(132 ± 10 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) −2.22[5]
Radius 38±2[6] R
Luminosity 1,626[7] L
Surface gravity (log g) 1.15±0.17[8] cgs
Temperature 3,917±27[8] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] +0.00±0.06[8] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 4.2[9] km/s
Other designations
ν1 Boo, 52 Boötis, BD+41° 2609, FK5 573, GC 20866, HD 138481, HIP 75973, HR 5763, SAO 45580[10]
Database references

Nu1 Boötis1 Boötis) is an orange-hued star in the northern constellation of Boötes. It has an apparent visual magnitude of +5.02,[2] which indicates the star is faintly visible to the naked eye. Based upon an annual parallax shift of 7.59 mas as seen from Earth,[1] it is located roughly 430 light years distant from the Sun. At that distance, the visual magnitude of the star is diminished by an extinction of 0.13 due to interstellar dust.[11]

This is an evolved K-type giant star with a stellar classification of K4.5 IIIb Ba0.4.[3] The 'Ba0.4' suffix notation indicates this is a barium star,[12] which means that the stellar atmosphere has been enhanced by s-process elements most likely provided by what is now an orbiting white dwarf companion.[13] The giant component has 38 ± 2 times the radius of the Sun.[6] It is radiating 1,626[7] times the Sun's luminosity from its enlarged photosphere at an effective temperature of about 3,917 K.[8]


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  2. ^ a b c d Johnson, H. L.; et al. (1966), "UBVRIJKL photometry of the bright stars", Communications of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, 4 (99), Bibcode:1966CoLPL...4...99J. 
  3. ^ a b Keenan, Philip C.; McNeil, Raymond C. (1989), "The Perkins catalog of revised MK types for the cooler stars", Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (ISSN 0067-0049), 71: 245, Bibcode:1989ApJS...71..245K, doi:10.1086/191373. 
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  6. ^ a b Nordgren, Tyler E.; et al. (December 1999), "Stellar Angular Diameters of Late-Type Giants and Supergiants Measured with the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer", The Astronomical Journal, 118 (6): 3032–3038, Bibcode:1999AJ....118.3032N, doi:10.1086/301114. 
  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, Bibcode:2012MNRAS.427..343M, arXiv:1208.2037Freely accessible, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21873.x. 
  8. ^ a b c d Prugniel, Ph.; et al. (July 2011), "The atmospheric parameters and spectral interpolator for the MILES stars", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 531: A165, Bibcode:2011A&A...531A.165P, arXiv:1104.4952Freely accessible, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201116769. 
  9. ^ De Medeiros, J. R.; et al. (November 2000), "Rotation and lithium in single giant stars", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 363: 239–243, Bibcode:2000A&A...363..239D, arXiv:astro-ph/0010273Freely accessible. 
  10. ^ "nu01 Boo". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2017-09-09. 
  11. ^ Famaey, B.; et al. (January 2005), "Local kinematics of K and M giants from CORAVEL/Hipparcos/Tycho-2 data. Revisiting the concept of superclusters", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 430 (1): 165–186, Bibcode:2005A&A...430..165F, arXiv:astro-ph/0409579Freely accessible, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20041272. 
  12. ^ Gomez, A. E.; et al. (1997), "Absolute magnitudes and kinematics of barium stars", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 319: 881, Bibcode:1997A&A...319..881G. 
  13. ^ 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, Bibcode:2008MNRAS.389..869E, arXiv:0806.2878Freely accessible, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13596.x. 

External links[edit]

  • Hoffleit; et al. (1991), "HR 5763", Bright Star Catalogue (5th Revised ed.), retrieved 2017-09-13. 
  • "Nu1 Boötis", Aladin previewer, Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg, retrieved 2017-09-12.