12 Vulpeculae

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12 Vulpeculae
Vulpecula constellation map.svg
Red circle.svg
Location of 12 Vulpeculae (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Vulpecula
Right ascension 19h 51m 04.10821s[1]
Declination 22° 36′ 36.1732″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.96[2] (4.78 - 4.97)[3]
Spectral type B2.5V[4]
U−B color index -0.69[2]
B−V color index -0.12[2]
Variable type Be star[3]
Radial velocity (Rv)-24.90[5] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +23.02[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -15.88[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)5.18 ± 0.25[1] mas
Distance630 ± 30 ly
(193 ± 9 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)-1.52[4]
Mass6.8[6] M
Luminosity963[4] L
Surface gravity (log g)3.36[7] cgs
Temperature18,859[7] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]-0.01[7] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i)195[8] km/s
Other designations
BD+22° 3833, FK5 3585, GC 27493, HIP 97679, HR 7565, HD 187811, SAO 87813
Database references

12 Vulpeculae is a class B2.5V[4] (blue main-sequence) star in the constellation Vulpecula. It is a variable Be star with an apparent magnitude varying from 4.78 to 4.97[3] and it is approximately 630 light years away based on parallax.[1]


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