44 Aquarii

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44 Aquarii
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Andromeda
Right ascension  22h 17m 06.49946s[1]
Declination –05° 23′ 13.8000″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.75[2]
Spectral type G6 III[3]
U−B color index +0.51[2]
B−V color index +0.88[2]
Variable type suspected[4]
Radial velocity (Rv)+7.4[5] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: –6.05[6] mas/yr
Dec.: +18.67[6] mas/yr
Parallax (π)9.7114 ± 0.0934[1] mas
Distance336 ± 3 ly
(103.0 ± 1.0 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)+0.51[3]
Mass2.53[3] M
[1] R
Luminosity53.169±0.628[1] L
Surface gravity (log g)2.70[7] cgs
Temperature5,025[7] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]–0.31[7] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i)1.8±0.8[8] km/s
Age537[3] Myr
Other designations
44 Aqr, NSV 14100, BD−06°5960, FK5 3782, HD 211434, HIP 110023, HR 8504, SAO 145993[9]
Database references

44 Aquarii is a single[10] star located 336[1] light years away from the Sun in the equatorial constellation of Aquarius. 44 Aquarii is its Flamsteed designation.[9] It is visible to the naked eye as a dim, yellow-hued star with an apparent visual magnitude of 5.75.[2] This body is moving away from the Earth with a heliocentric radial velocity of +7.4 km/s.[5]

A stellar classification of G6 III[3] indicates this is an evolved giant star, most likely (98% chance) on the horizontal branch,[11] having exhausted the hydrogen at its core and expanded, it is a suspected variable star of unknown type.[4] 44 Aquarii is 537[3] million years old with about 2.53[3] times the mass of the Sun and 9[1] times the Sun's radius. The star is radiating 62[3] times the Sun's luminosity from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 5,025 K.[7] At this heat, the star has the golden-hued glow of a G-type star.


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  2. ^ a b c d Johnson, H. L.; et al. (1966), "UBVRIJKL photometry of the bright stars", Communications of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, 4 (99): 99, Bibcode:1966CoLPL...4...99J.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Takeda, Yoichi; Sato, Bun'ei; Murata, Daisuke (August 2008), "Stellar Parameters and Elemental Abundances of Late-G Giants", Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, 60 (4): 781–802, arXiv:0805.2434, Bibcode:2008PASJ...60..781T, doi:10.1093/pasj/60.4.781.
  4. ^ a b Samus, N. N.; et al. (2017), "General Catalogue of Variable Stars", Astronomy Reports, 5.1, 61 (1): 80–88, Bibcode:2017ARep...61...80S.
  5. ^ a b Wielen, R.; et al. (1999), "Sixth Catalogue of Fundamental Stars (FK6). Part I. Basic fundamental stars with direct solutions", Veröff. Astron. Rechen-Inst. Heidelb, Astronomisches Rechen-Institut Heidelberg, 35 (35), Bibcode:1999VeARI..35....1W.
  6. ^ a b van Leeuwen, F. (November 2007), "Validation of the new Hipparcos reduction", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 474 (2): 653–664, arXiv:0708.1752, Bibcode:2007A&A...474..653V, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078357.
  7. ^ a b c d Soubiran, C.; et al. (June 2010), "The PASTEL catalogue of stellar parameters", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 515: A111, arXiv:1004.1069, Bibcode:2010A&A...515A.111S, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201014247.
  8. ^ Gray, David F. (1989), "The rotational break for G giants", Astrophysical Journal, 347: 1021–1029, Bibcode:1989ApJ...347.1021G, doi:10.1086/168192.
  9. ^ a b "* 44 Aqr". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2012-07-16.
  10. ^ Eggleton, P. P.; Tokovinin, A. A. (2008), "A catalogue of multiplicity among bright stellar systems", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 389 (2): 869, arXiv:0806.2878, Bibcode:2008MNRAS.389..869E, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13596.x.
  11. ^ Stock, Stephan; et al. (August 2018), "Precise radial velocities of giant stars. X. Bayesian stellar parameters and evolutionary stages for 372 giant stars from the Lick planet search", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 616: 15, arXiv:1805.04094, Bibcode:2018A&A...616A..33S, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201833111, A33.

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