Psi Cassiopeiae

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Psi Cassiopeiae
Psi cassiopeiae diagram.jpg
Map of the Bayer-designated stars in Cassiopeia. Psi Cassiopeiae is circled.
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Cassiopeia
Right ascension 01h 25m 56.02238s[1]
Declination +68° 07′ 48.0460″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.72[2]
Spectral type K0 III-IIIb CN0.5[3]
U−B color index +0.94
B−V color index +1.051[4]
Radial velocity (Rv) −12.7±0.3[2] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +75.50±0.18[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +26.93±0.16[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 16.72 ± 0.18[1] mas
Distance 195 ± 2 ly
(59.8 ± 0.6 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 0.869[4]
ψ Cas A
Radius 12[5] R
Luminosity 50[6] L
Surface gravity (log g) 2.74[7] cgs
Temperature 4,952[6] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] −0.13[7] dex
Other designations
ψ Cas, 36 Cas, BD+67° 123, FK5 46, HD 8491, HIP 6692, HR 399, SAO 11751, ADS 1129, CCDM J01259+6808, WDS J01259+6808A[8]
Database references

Psi Cassiopeiae (ψ Cassiopeiae) is a binary star[9] system in the northern constellation of Cassiopeia.

The primary component, ψ Cassiopeiae A, is an orange K-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +5.0;[10][11] it is a double star, designated CCDM J01259+6808AB,[12] with a fourteenth magnitude star (component B) located 3 arcseconds from the primary. Located about 25 arcseconds distant there is a 9.8 magnitude optical companion CCDM J01259+6808CD, designated ψ Cassiopeiae B in older star catalogues,[10] which is itself another double;[10][13] CD comprises a 9.4 magnitude component C and a 10 magnitude component D.[14]


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  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ a b c Norton, Arthur P. (1973), Norton's Star Atlas, p. 118, ISBN 0-85248-900-5 
  11. ^ Vizier, retrieved 2009-04-13 
  12. ^ "* psi Cas". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  13. ^ "BD+67 124". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  14. ^ VizieR Detailed Page, retrieved 2009-04-13