Epoch J2000 Equinox J2000
|Right ascension||19h 51m 01.64400s|
|Declination||+10° 24′ 56.5992″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||5.11|
|Spectral type||F8 V + M3 V|
|U−B color index||0.07|
|B−V color index||0.55|
|R−I color index||0.29|
|Radial velocity (Rv)||–0.2 km/s|
|Proper motion (μ)||RA: +242.28 mas/yr
Dec.: –136.48 mas/yr
|Parallax (π)||52.11 ± 0.29 mas|
|Distance||62.6 ± 0.3 ly
(19.2 ± 0.1 pc)
|Absolute magnitude (MV)||3.71|
|ο Aql A|
|Surface gravity (log g)||4.07 cgs|
|Metallicity [Fe/H]||+0.07 dex|
|Rotational velocity (v sin i)||3 km/s|
|ο Aql C|
Omicron Aquilae (ο Aql, ο Aquilae) is the Bayer designation for a double star in the equatorial constellation of Aquila. The brighter component has an apparent visual magnitude of +5.11, which means it is faintly visible to the naked eye in dark suburban skies. The annual parallax shift of this star is 52.11 mas, which is equivalent to a physical distance of 62.6 light-years (19.2 parsecs) from Earth.
The primary component, Omicron Aquilae A, is an F-type main sequence star with a stellar classification of F8 V. It has about 125% of the mass of the Sun and 152% of the Sun's radius. With an age of roughly 3.3 billion years, it appears to spinning at a leisurely rate with a projected rotational velocity of 3 km/s. The outer atmosphere has an effective temperature of 6,090 K, giving it the yellowish-white hue of an F-type star.
In 1998, Omicron Aquilae was one of nine stars identified as experiencing a superflare. The first flare observed from Omicron Aquilae was in 1979, with a magnitude increase of 0.07 and a duration of less than five days. The second occurred in 1980, with a magnitude change of 0.09 and a duration of fifteen days. The energy released during the second flare is estimated as 9 × 1037 erg.
There is a magnitude 12.67 common proper motion companion located at an angular separation of 22.5 arcseconds along a position angle of 221°. Based upon its matching parallax value, this corresponds to a projected separation of 431 astronomical units. (Hence, the companion is located at this separation or greater.) Designated component C, this is a small red dwarf star with a stellar classification of M3 V. Component B is an optical companion that appears near the primary only through a chance alignment.
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