18 Camelopardalis

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18 Camelopardalis
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 05h 32m 33.7997s[1]
Declination +57° 13′ 15.855″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 6.44[2]
Spectral type F8 V[3][2]
U−B color index +0.11[4]
B−V color index +0.587[2]
Radial velocity (Rv)+33.264±0.0160[2] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +111.231[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −224.686[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)23.30 ± 0.30[1] mas
Distance140 ± 2 ly
(42.9 ± 0.6 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)3.234+0.076
Luminosity4.48[7] L
Surface gravity (log g)3.95±0.02 cgs
Temperature5,908±38 K
Metallicity [Fe/H]−0.02±0.04 dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i)5[8] km/s
Other designations
18 Cam, BD+57° 889, FK5 1150, HD 36066, HIP 25973, HR 1828, SAO 25241[9]
Database references

18 Camelopardalis is a yellow-white hued star in the northern constellation of Camelopardalis. It has an apparent visual magnitude is 6.44.[2] Using the measured annual parallax shift of 23.30 mas, its distance can be estimated at around 140 light years. The star is moving away from the Sun with a radial velocity of +33 km/s[2] and has an annual proper motion of 0.251 arc seconds.[10]

The spectrum of this star matches a stellar classification of F8 V,[2] indicating this is an ordinary F-type main-sequence star. It is around 5.3 billion years old and has 1.2 times the mass of the Sun.[6] The star is radiating 4.5[7] times the Sun's luminosity from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 5,908 K.[6]


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  6. ^ a b c Ramírez, I.; et al. (February 2013), "Oxygen abundances in nearby FGK stars and the galactic chemical evolution of the local disk and halo", The Astrophysical Journal, 764 (1): 78, arXiv:1301.1582Freely accessible, Bibcode:2013ApJ...764...78R, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/764/1/78. 
  7. ^ a b Anderson, E.; Francis, Ch. (2012), "XHIP: An extended hipparcos compilation", Astronomy Letters, 38 (5): 331, arXiv:1108.4971Freely accessible, Bibcode:2012AstL...38..331A, doi:10.1134/S1063773712050015. 
  8. ^ Bernacca, P. L.; Perinotto, M. (1970), "A catalogue of stellar rotational velocities", Contributi Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova in Asiago, 239 (1), Bibcode:1970CoAsi.239....1B. 
  9. ^ "18 Cam". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2018-01-26. 
  10. ^ Lépine, Sébastien; Shara, Michael M. (March 2005), "A Catalog of Northern Stars with Annual Proper Motions Larger than 0.15" (LSPM-NORTH Catalog)", The Astronomical Journal, 129 (3): 1483–1522, arXiv:astro-ph/0412070Freely accessible, Bibcode:2005AJ....129.1483L, doi:10.1086/427854.