RR Coronae Borealis

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RR Coronae Borealis
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Corona Borealis
Right ascension 15h 41m 26.22899s[1]
Declination +38° 33′ 26.5958″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 7.3 - 8.2[2]
Spectral type M5III[3] (M3 - M6[2])
Variable type SRb[2]
Radial velocity (Rv)-58.39[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: 20.24[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -32.44[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)2.93 ± 0.53[1] mas
Distanceapprox. 1,100 ly
(approx. 340 pc)
Luminosity2,180[5] L
Temperature3,309[5] K
Other designations
RR CrB, BD+39° 2901, HD 140297, HIP 76844, SAO 64848, GC 21108, TYC 3053-1035-1, 2MASS J15412622+3833266
Database references

RR Coronae Borealis (RR CrB, HD 140297, HIP 76844) is a M3-type semiregular variable star located in the constellation Corona Borealis with a parallax of 2.93mas being a distance of 341 parsecs (1,110 ly). It varies between magnitudes 7.3 and 8.2 over 60.8 days.[2] Located around 1228 light-years distant, it shines with a luminosity approximately 2180 times that of the Sun and has a surface temperature of 3309 K.[5]


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  3. ^ Yoon, Dong-Hwan; Cho, Se-Hyung; Kim, Jaeheon; Yun, Young joo; Park, Yong-Sun (2014). "SiO and H2O Maser Survey toward Post-asymptotic Giant Branch and Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars". The Astrophysical Journal Supplement. 211: 15. Bibcode:2014ApJS..211...15Y. doi:10.1088/0067-0049/211/1/15.
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  5. ^ a b c McDonald, I.; Zijlstra, A. A.; Boyer, M. L. (2012). "Fundamental Parameters and Infrared Excesses of Hipparcos Stars". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 427 (1): 343–57. arXiv:1208.2037. Bibcode:2012MNRAS.427..343M. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21873.x.