Phi Velorum

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Phi Velorum
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Vela
Right ascension 09h 56m 51.742s[1]
Declination −54° 34′ 04.04″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.52
Characteristics
Spectral type B5 Ib
U−B color index −0.62
B−V color index −0.08
Astrometry
Radial velocity (Rv) 14 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −13.08 ± 0.10[1] mas/yr
Dec.: 3.55 ± 0.10[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 2.05 ± 0.11[1] mas
Distance 1,590 ± 90 ly
(490 ± 30 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) −5.34
Other designations
Tseen Ke, HR 3940, HD 86440, SAO 237522, CP −53° 3075, FK5 375, GC 13711, CCDM 09569-5434, HIP 48774.
"Tseen Ke" redirects here. Tseen Ke can also refer to Lambda Velorum.

Phi Velorum (φ Vel, φ Velorum) is a star in the constellation Vela. It has the traditional name Tseen Ke, from Chinese 天紀 (Mandarin tiānjì) "star chart". (lit. "Record of Heaven").[2]

Phi Velorum is a blue-white B-type supergiant with an apparent magnitude of +3.52. It is approximately 1590 light years from Earth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e van Leeuwen, F. (2007). "Validation of the new Hipparcos reduction". Astronomy and Astrophysics 474 (2): 653–664. arXiv:0708.1752. Bibcode:2007A&A...474..653V. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078357.  Vizier catalog entry
  2. ^ Allen, Richard Hinck (1899). Star Names & Their Meanings. Kessinger Publishing. p. 74.