15 Orionis

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15 Orionis
Orion constellation map.svg
Red circle.svg
Location of 15 Orionis (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Orion
Right ascension 05h 09m 41.95770s[1]
Declination 15° 35′ 50.0410″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.82[2]
Spectral type F2IV[3]
U−B color index +0.19[2]
B−V color index +0.32[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) +28.79[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -2.71[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -15.75[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 6.06 ± 1.97[1] mas
Distance approx. 500 ly
(approx. 170 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) -0.04[5]
Mass 3.42[6] M
Radius 5.9[7] R
Luminosity 300[6] L
Surface gravity (log g) 3.75[8] cgs
Temperature 7,161[6] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] +0.21[8] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 60[6] km/s
Other designations
BD+15°752, CCDM J05097+1536AB, GC 6306, HIP 24010, HR 1676, HD 33276, SAO 94359, WDS J05097+1536AB
Database references

15 Orionis is a class F2IV[3] (early F-type subgiant) star in the constellation Orion. Its apparent magnitude is 4.82[2] and it is approximately 540 light years away based on parallax.[1] It is the southern pole star of Uranus.

It has one suspected companion, B, at a separation of 0.3".[9]


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  6. ^ a b c d Zorec, J.; Royer, F. (2012). "Rotational velocities of A-type stars". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 537: A120. arXiv:1201.2052Freely accessible. Bibcode:2012A&A...537A.120Z. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201117691.  Vizier catalog entry
  7. ^ Allende Prieto, C.; Lambert, D. L. (1999). "Fundamental parameters of nearby stars from the comparison with evolutionary calculations: Masses, radii and effective temperatures". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 352: 555. arXiv:astro-ph/9911002Freely accessible. Bibcode:1999A&A...352..555A.  Vizier catalog entry
  8. ^ a b Wu, Yue; Singh, H. P.; Prugniel, P.; Gupta, R.; Koleva, M. (2010). "Coudé-feed stellar spectral library – atmospheric parameters". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 525: A71. arXiv:1009.1491Freely accessible. Bibcode:2011A&A...525A..71W. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201015014. 
  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