58 Andromedae

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58 Andromedae
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Andromeda
Right ascension  02h 08m 29.25999s[1]
Declination +37° 51′ 32.6861″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.78[2]
Spectral type A5 IV-V[3]
B−V color index 0.120±0.003[2]
Radial velocity (Rv)7.60±1.78[2] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +183.659[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +11.670[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)9.8863 ± 0.1292[1] mas
Distance330 ± 4 ly
(101 ± 1 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)0.94[2]
Mass2.00 M
Radius1.9[5] R
Luminosity35.55[2] L
Surface gravity (log g)3.89±0.14 cgs
Temperature8,875±302 K
Metallicity [Fe/H]−0.98[6] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i)135[7] km/s
Age425 Myr
Other designations
58 And, BD+37° 486, HD 13041, HIP 9977, HR 620, SAO 55289[8]
Database references

58 Andromedae, abbreviated 58 And, is a single[9] star in the northern constellation Andromeda. 58 Andromedae is the Flamsteed designation. It is visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of 4.78[2] The distance to this star, as determined from its annual parallax shift of 9.9 mas,[1] is 330 light years. 58 And is moving further from the Earth with a heliocentric radial velocity of +8 km/s.[2] It has a relatively high proper motion, traversing the celestial sphere at the rate of 0.159 per year.[10]

This star is 425 million years old with a stellar classification of A5 IV-V,[3] indicating the spectrum displays mixed traits of an A-type main-sequence star and an older subgiant star, it is spinning rapidly with a projected rotational velocity of 135 km/s, which is giving the star an oblate shape with an equatorial bulge that is 6% larger than the polar radius.[7] The star has double[4] the mass of the Sun and about 1.9[5] times the Sun's radius. It is radiating 36[2] times the Sun's luminosity from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 8,875 K.[4]


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  7. ^ a b van Belle, Gerard T. (March 2012), "Interferometric observations of rapidly rotating stars", The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review, 20 (1): 51, arXiv:1204.2572, Bibcode:2012A&ARv..20...51V, doi:10.1007/s00159-012-0051-2.
  8. ^ "58 And". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  9. ^ De Rosa, R. J.; et al. (2014), "The VAST Survey - III. The multiplicity of A-type stars within 75 pc", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 437 (2): 1216–1240, Bibcode:2014MNRAS.437.1216D.
  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/0412070, Bibcode:2005AJ....129.1483L, doi:10.1086/427854.