58 Aquilae

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58 Aquilae
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Aquila
Right ascension  19h 54m 44.79543s[1]
Declination +00° 16′ 25.0534″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.60[2]
Spectral type B9 IV[3]
B−V color index 0.098±0.026[2]
Radial velocity (Rv)−53.1[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +39.126[1] mas/yr
Dec.: –13.931[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)6.2649 ± 0.1382[1] mas
Distance520 ± 10 ly
(160 ± 4 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)0.32[2]
[1] R
Luminosity116.5±3.0[1] L
Surface gravity (log g)3.8[4] cgs
Temperature7,946[5] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]−0.23±0.04[2] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i)110[4] km/s
Other designations
58 Aql, BD−00° 3871, GC 27565, HD 188350, HIP 97980, HR 7596, SAO 125219[6]
Database references

58 Aquilae is a single[7] star located around 520 light years from the Sun in the equatorial constellation of Aquila, near Eta Aquilae. 58 Aquilae is its Flamsteed designation. It is visible to the naked eye as a dim, blue-white hued star with an apparent visual magnitude of 5.60.[2] This object is moving closer to the Earth with a heliocentric radial velocity of −53 km/s,[4] and may come as close as 161 light-years in around 1.8 million years.[2]

This object has a stellar classification of B9 IV,[3] matching a late B-type subgiant star, it has 5.6[1] times the radius of the Sun with a high rate of spin, showing a projected rotational velocity of 110 km/s.[4] The star is radiating 117[1] times the luminosity of the Sun from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 7,946 K.[5]


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  2. ^ a b c d e f Anderson, E.; Francis, Ch. (2012), "XHIP: An extended hipparcos compilation", Astronomy Letters, 38 (5): 331, arXiv:1108.4971, Bibcode:2012AstL...38..331A, doi:10.1134/S1063773712050015.
  3. ^ a b Houk, N.; Swift, C. (1999), "Michigan catalogue of two-dimensional spectral types for the HD Stars", Michigan Spectral Survey, 5, Bibcode:1999MSS...C05....0H.
  4. ^ a b c d e Gebran, M.; et al. (2016), "A new method for the inversion of atmospheric parameters of A/Am stars", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 589: A83, arXiv:1603.01146, Bibcode:2016A&A...589A..83G, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201528052.
  5. ^ a b Soubiran, Caroline; Le Campion, Jean-François; Brouillet, Nathalie; Chemin, Laurent (2016), "The PASTEL catalogue: 2016 version", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 591: A118, arXiv:1605.07384, Bibcode:2016A&A...591A.118S, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201628497.
  6. ^ "58 Aql". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  7. ^ 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.