Psi3 Aquarii

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Psi3 Aquarii
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Aquarius constellation and its surroundings
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Location of ψ3 Aquarii (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Aquarius
Right ascension 23h 18m 57.67658s[1]
Declination –09° 36′ 38.7054″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.98[2]
Spectral type A0 V[3]
U−B color index –0.02
B−V color index –0.02[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) –10[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +43.33[1] mas/yr
Dec.: –8.30[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 12.47 ± 0.43[1] mas
Distance 262 ± 9 ly
(80 ± 3 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) +0.47[5]
Radius 2[6] R
Luminosity 70[5] L
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 144[7] km/s
Other designations
Psi3 Aqr, 95 Aquarii, ADS 16671, BD–10 6094, FK5 1609, HD 219832, HIP 115115, HR 8865, SAO 146635.[8]
Database references

Psi3 Aquarii, Latinized from ψ3 Aquarii, is the Bayer designation for a visual binary star[9] system in the constellation of Aquarius. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 4.98,[2] which is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye. Parallax measurements give a distance estimate of roughly 262 light-years (80 parsecs).[1]

The main component of this system is an A-type main sequence star with a stellar classification of A0 V.[3] Its companion is an 11th magnitude star 1.5 arcseconds from the primary.[10] This system is an X-ray source with a luminosity of 8.34 × 1029 erg s−1. This radiation most likely comes from the companion star.[9]


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  2. ^ a b c 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 Cowley, A.; et al. (April 1969), "A study of the bright A stars. I. A catalogue of spectral classifications", Astronomical Journal, 74: 375–406, Bibcode:1969AJ.....74..375C, doi:10.1086/110819. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Ralph Elmer (1953), General Catalogue of Stellar Radial Velocities, Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington, Bibcode:1953GCRV..C......0W. 
  5. ^ a b Anderson, E.; Francis, Ch. (2012), "XHIP: An extended hipparcos compilation", Astronomy Letters, 38 (5): 331, arXiv:1108.4971Freely accessible, Bibcode:2012AstL...38..331A, doi:10.1134/S1063773712050015. 
  6. ^ Pasinetti Fracassini, L. E.; et al. (February 2001), "Catalogue of Apparent Diameters and Absolute Radii of Stars (CADARS) - Third edition - Comments and statistics", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 367: 521–524, arXiv:astro-ph/0012289Freely accessible, Bibcode:2001A&A...367..521P, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20000451. 
  7. ^ Royer, F.; Zorec, J.; Gómez, A. E. (February 2007), "Rotational velocities of A-type stars. III. Velocity distributions", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 463 (2): 671–682, arXiv:astro-ph/0610785Freely accessible, Bibcode:2007A&A...463..671R, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20065224. 
  8. ^ "* psi03 Aqr". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  9. ^ a b Schröder, C.; Schmitt, J. H. M. M. (November 2007), "X-ray emission from A-type stars", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 475 (2): 677–684, Bibcode:2007A&A...475..677S, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20077429. 
  10. ^ 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, arXiv:0806.2878Freely accessible, Bibcode:2008MNRAS.389..869E, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13596.x. 

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