132 Tauri

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132 Tauri
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Taurus
Right ascension 05h 49m 00.96598s[1]
Declination +24° 34′ 03.1220″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.89 (5.07 + 9.09)[2]
Spectral type G9 III[3]
B−V color index 1.021[4]
Radial velocity (Rv)+15.8±0.6[5] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +10.44[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −8.30[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)8.97 ± 1.98[1] mas
Distanceapprox. 360 ly
(approx. 110 pc)
132 Tau Aa
Surface gravity (log g)2.74±0.11[6] cgs
Temperature4,853±47[6] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]0.18±0.05[6] dex
Other designations
132 Tau, BD+24° 970, FK5 2435, HD 38751, HIP 27468, HR 2002, SAO 77592, WDS J05490+2434AB[7]
Database references

132 Tauri is a binary star[2] system in the constellation Taurus. It is faintly visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of 4.89.[2] Based upon a poorly-constrained annual parallax shift of 8.97±1.98 mas,[1] it is located roughly 360 light years from the Sun. The system is moving further away with a heliocentric radial velocity of +16 km/s.[5] It lies near the ecliptic and thus is subject to occultation by the Moon. One such event was observed September 3, 1991.[8]

This system forms a wide double star with an angular separation of 3.8 along a position angle of 230°, as of 1991. The brighter star, component A, has an apparent magnitude of 4.99 while the fainter secondary, component B, is of magnitude 9.09. The primary is itself an unresolved binary[9] with a combined stellar classification of G9 III,[3] which matches an aging G-type giant star that has exhausted the hydrogen at its core and evolved away from the main sequence.


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  2. ^ a b c 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. 
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  6. ^ a b c Prugniel, Ph.; et al. (July 2011), "The atmospheric parameters and spectral interpolator for the MILES stars", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 531: A165, arXiv:1104.4952Freely accessible, Bibcode:2011A&A...531A.165P, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201116769. 
  7. ^ "132 Tau". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 
  8. ^ Meyer, C.; et al. (April 1995), "Observations of lunar occultations at Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur", Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement, 110: 107, Bibcode:1995A&AS..110..107M 
  9. ^ Mason, B. D.; et al. (2014), The Washington Visual Double Star Catalog, Bibcode:2001AJ....122.3466M, doi:10.1086/323920