Phi Sagittarii

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Phi Sagittarii
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Sagittarius constellation and its surroundings
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Location of φ Sagittarii (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Sagittarius
Right ascension 18h 45m 39.38610s[1]
Declination –26° 59′ 26.7944″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.17[2]
Spectral type B8.5 III[3] to B7 IV[4]
U−B color index –0.36[5]
B−V color index –0.11[5]
Radial velocity (Rv) +21.5[2] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +50.61[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +1.22[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 13.63 ± 0.19[1] mas
Distance 239 ± 3 ly
(73 ± 1 pc)
Mass 4–4.2[6] M
Radius 4.8[6] R
Luminosity 475[6] L
Temperature 14,990[4] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 35[7] km/s
Age 1.65 × 108[6] years
Other designations
φ Sagittarii, φ Sgr, Phi Sgr, 27 Sagittarii, 27 Sagittarii, CPD-27  5241, FK5 1487, GC 25661, HD 173300, HIP 92041, HR 7039, PPM 297231, SAO 268859.[8]
Database references

Phi Sagittarii (Phi Sgr, φ Sagittarii, φ Sgr) is a star in the southern constellation of Sagittarius. With an apparent visual magnitude of 3.17,[2] it is the ninth-brightest star in the constellation and is readily visible to the naked eye. Parallax measurements place it at a distance of roughly 239 light-years (73 parsecs) from the Earth.[1]

The stellar classification of this star has been rated at B8.5 III[3] and B7 IV,[4] with a luminosity class of III indicating it is a giant star, while a class of IV suggests it is still a subgiant star. Both represent stages in the evolution of a star after it has exhausted the hydrogen at its core. This energy is being radiated from the star's outer envelope at an effective temperature of 14,990 K,[4] which produces the blue-white hue typical of B-type stars.[9]

In the past, this star catalogued as a spectroscopic binary and a companion was apparently detected through lunar occultation.[10] However, it is most likely a solitary star[6][11] and any nearby stars are merely optical companions.

Name and etymology[edit]


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  7. ^ Abt, Helmut A.; Levato, Hugo; Grosso, Monica (July 2002), "Rotational Velocities of B Stars", The Astrophysical Journal, 573 (1): 359–365, Bibcode:2002ApJ...573..359A, doi:10.1086/340590 
  8. ^ "phi Sgr -- Star", SIMBAD, Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg, retrieved 2012-01-15 
  9. ^ "The Colour of Stars", Australia Telescope, Outreach and Education, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, December 21, 2004, retrieved 2012-01-16 
  10. ^ Finsen, W. S. (April 1951), "The duplicity of phi Sgr", Astronomical Journal, 56: 56, Bibcode:1951AJ.....56Q..56F, doi:10.1086/106589 
  11. ^ 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 
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  14. ^ Jack W. Rhoads - Technical Memorandum 33-507-A Reduced Star Catalog Containing 537 Named Stars, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology; November 15, 1971
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