15 Leonis Minoris

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15 Leonis Minoris
Ursa Major constellation map.svg
Red circle.svg
Location of 15 Leo Minoris (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Ursa Major[1]
Right ascension 09h 48m 35.37090s[2]
Declination +46° 01′ 15.6312″[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.12[3]
Spectral type G0 IV-V[4]
U−B color index +0.175[3]
B−V color index +0.625[3]
Radial velocity (Rv)5.20[5] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: 221.66[2] mas/yr
Dec.: −92.47[2] mas/yr
Parallax (π)54.44 ± 0.28[2] mas
Distance59.9 ± 0.3 ly
(18.37 ± 0.09 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)3.75[6]
Mass1.15[7] M
Radius1.52[8] R
Surface gravity (log g)4.04[4] cgs
Temperature5,859[4] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]0.01[4] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i)3.97[9] km/s
Age9.3[10] Gyr
Other designations
15 LMi, BD+46° 1551, FK5 1255, GJ 368, HD 84737, HIP 48113, HR 3881, SAO 43046.[11]
Database references

15 Leonis Minoris is the Flamsteed designation for a single[12] star in the northern constellation of Ursa Major. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 5.12,[3] making it a fifth magnitude star that is visible to the naked eye. The star has been examined for an infrared excess, but none was detected.[13]

This star has a stellar classification of G0 IV-V[4] with an age of about 9.3 billion years,[10] which suggests that it is an older G-type main sequence star that may be evolving into a subgiant as the hydrogen at its core runs out. The disk of the star has an angular diameter of 0.81±0.01 mas.[14] At an estimated distance of 59.9 light-years (18.37 parsecs) based on parallax measurements,[2] this yields a physical size of about 1.6 times the radius of the Sun.[15] The estimated mass of the star is 15% greater than the Sun's mass.[7] The effective temperature of the stellar atmosphere is around 5,859 K,[4] giving it the yellow-hued glow of a G-type star.[16]


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  14. ^ Richichi, A.; Percheron, I.; Khristoforova, M. (February 2005), "CHARM2: An updated Catalog of High Angular Resolution Measurements", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 431 (2): 773–777, Bibcode:2005A&A...431..773R, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20042039. 
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