39 Boötis

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39 Boötis
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Boötes
Right ascension  14h 49m 41.29265s[1]
Declination +48° 43′ 14.9077″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.68[2] (6.36 + 6.72)[3]
Spectral type F8V + F7V[4]
Radial velocity (Rv)−30.9±0.3[5] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −77.94[1] mas/yr
Dec.: 100.83[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)14.58 ± 0.51[1] mas
Distance224 ± 8 ly
(69 ± 2 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)2.53[6]
Period (P)12.822 d
Eccentricity (e)0.39
Periastron epoch (T)2,422,379.49 JD
Argument of periastron (ω)
Semi-amplitude (K1)
58.3 km/s
Semi-amplitude (K2)
72.2 km/s
39 Boo A
Mass1.29/1.05[8] M
Metallicity [Fe/H]0.06[9] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i)161.0[6] km/s
Age1.30[9] Gyr
39 Boo B
Mass1.25[8] M
Other designations
39 Boo, BD+49°2326, HD 131041, HIP 72524, HR 5538, SAO 45231, CCDM J14497+4843, WDS J14497+4843[10]
Database references

39 Boötis is a triple star[3] system located around 224[1] light years away from the Sun in the northern constellation of Boötes.[10] It is visible to the naked eye as a faint, yellow-white hued star with a combined apparent magnitude of 5.68.[2] The system is moving closer to the Earth with a heliocentric radial velocity of −31 km/s.[5]

The magnitude 6.36[3] primary, component A, is actually a double-lined spectroscopic binary system with an orbital period of 12.822 days, an eccentricity of 0.39,[7] and an angular separation of 2.021 mas. It has a combined stellar classification of F8V,[4] matching an F-type main-sequence star, with individual massed of 1.29 and 1.05[8] times the mass of the Sun. Component B is of magnitude 6.72[3] with a class of F7V[4] and 1.25[8] solar masses. The A–B pair have a separation of 2.9 and a period of 1,347.653 years.[8] This system is a source of X-ray emission with a luminosity of 41.4×1028 erg s−1.[11]


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  6. ^ a b Pizzolato, N.; et al. (September 2000). "Evolution of X-ray activity of 1-3 Msun late-type stars in early post-main-sequence phases". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 361: 614–628. Bibcode:2000A&A...361..614P.
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  9. ^ a b Casagrande, L.; et al. (June 2011). "New constraints on the chemical evolution of the solar neighbourhood and Galactic disc(s). Improved astrophysical parameters for the Geneva-Copenhagen Survey". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 530: A138. arXiv:1103.4651. Bibcode:2011A&A...530A.138C. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201016276.
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  11. ^ Pizzolato, N.; et al. (September 2000). "Evolution of X-ray activity of 1-3 Msun late-type stars in early post-main-sequence phases". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 361: 614–628. Bibcode:2000A&A...361..614P.