Theta2 Microscopii

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θ2 Microscopii
Microscopium constellation map.svg
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Location of θ2 Microscopii (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Microscopium
Right ascension 21h 24m 24.81796s[1]
Declination −41° 00′ 24.1033″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.76[2]
Spectral type A0IIIpSi[3]
U−B color index -0.21[4]
B−V color index -0.04[5]
Radial velocity (Rv) +8.00[6] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +24.64[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -0.25[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 8.35 ± 0.70[1] mas
Distance 390 ± 30 ly
(120 ± 10 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 0.39[2]
Luminosity 78.22[2] L
Temperature 10,378[7] K
Other designations
CD-41 14503, CCDM J21245-4100AB, GC 29950, HIP 105696, HR 8180, HD 203585, SAO 230667, WDS J21244-4100AB
Database references

Theta2 Microscopii2 Mic) is a class A0III[3] (white giant) star in the constellation Microscopium. Its apparent magnitude is 5.76[2] and it is approximately 390 light years away based on parallax.[1]

The main star is reported as an astrometric binary, with two components A (6.24 mag) and B (6.88 mag) orbiting with a semimajor axis of 0.836" and eccentricity 0.201, with a period 464.66 years.[8] A more distant companion, C, has a separation around 78.4" and magnitude 10.3.[9]


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  5. ^ Mallama, A. (2014). "Sloan Magnitudes for the Brightest Stars". The Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers. 42: 443. Bibcode:2014JAVSO..42..443M. Vizier catalog entry
  6. ^ Kharchenko, N.V.; Scholz, R.-D.; Piskunov, A.E.; Röser, S.; Schilbach, E. (2007). "Astrophysical supplements to the ASCC-2.5: Ia. Radial velocities of ∼55000 stars and mean radial velocities of 516 Galactic open clusters and associations". Astronomische Nachrichten. 328 (9): 889. arXiv:0705.0878Freely accessible. Bibcode:2007AN....328..889K. doi:10.1002/asna.200710776. 
  7. ^ 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: 343. arXiv:1208.2037Freely accessible. Bibcode:2012MNRAS.427..343M. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21873.x.  Vizier catalog entry
  8. ^ Malkov, O. Yu.; Tamazian, V. S.; Docobo, J. A.; Chulkov, D. A. (2012). "Dynamical masses of a selected sample of orbital binaries". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 546: A69. Bibcode:2012A&A...546A..69M. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201219774.  Vizier catalog entry
  9. ^ Mason, Brian D.; Wycoff, Gary L.; Hartkopf, William I.; Douglass, Geoffrey G.; Worley, Charles E. (2001). "The 2001 US Naval Observatory Double Star CD-ROM. I. The Washington Double Star Catalog". The Astronomical Journal. 122 (6): 3466. Bibcode:2001AJ....122.3466M. doi:10.1086/323920.  Vizier catalog entry