Z Apodis

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Not to be confused with Zeta Apodis.
Z Apodis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Apus
Right ascension 14h 06m 54.85s[1]
Declination −71° 22′ 16.7″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.7 to 12.7[2]
Variable type RV Tauri variable[3]
Other designations
Z Aps.
Database references

Z Apodis (Z Aps) is a variable star[4] in the constellation of Apus.[1] It has an apparent visual magnitude which varies between 10.7 and 12.7,[2] over a period of 39.37 days.[3] Although described in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars as a cataclysmic variable star, it appears that it is a pulsating variable star,[5] and has been classed as an RV Tauri variable star, type A.[3]


  1. ^ a b c V* Z Aps -- Pulsating variable Star, database entry, SIMBAD. Accessed on line November 9, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Z Aps, database entry, The combined table of GCVS Vols I-III and NL 67-78 with improved coordinates, General Catalogue of Variable Stars, Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow, Russia. Accessed on line November 9, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c Watson, Christopher (4 January 2010). "Z Apodis". The International Variable Star Index. American Association of Variable Star Observers. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  4. ^ SIMBAD, "Z Aps" (accessed 20-03-2012)
  5. ^ Z Apodis is a Pulsating - not a Cataclysmic - Variable Star, B. F. Marino and W. S. G. Walker, Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 3664 (September 1991), Bibcode1991IBVS.3664....1M.