DV Aquarii

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DV Aquarii
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Aquarius
Right ascension 20h 58m 41.84009s[1]
Declination −14° 28′ 59.2527″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.89[2]
Spectral type A9 V[3]
B−V color index 0.244±0.009[4]
Variable type β Lyr[5]
Radial velocity (Rv)+10.3±7.4[6] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −54.986[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −18.428[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)11.2032 ± 0.1015[1] mas
Distance291 ± 3 ly
(89.3 ± 0.8 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)1.25[4]
Period (P)1.5755 d
Eccentricity (e)0 (adopted)
Inclination (i)83.18±0.11[8]°
Periastron epoch (T)2426160.50 JD
Semi-amplitude (K1)
95.5 km/s
DV Aqr Aa
Mass1.70[9] M
Radius2.756[8] R
[10] L
Surface gravity (log g)3.97[10] cgs
Temperature7,843±267[11] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i)103[10] km/s
Age679[11] Myr
DV Aqr Ab
Mass1.01[9] M
Radius1.149[8] R
Surface gravity (log g)4.334[8] cgs
Temperature6,056±240[8] K
Other designations
BD−15° 5848, HD 199603, HIP 103545, HR 8024, SAO 164027[12]
Database references

DV Aquarii is a binary star[9] system in the zodiac constellation of Aquarius. It has a peak apparent visual magnitude of 5.89,[2] which is bright enough to be visible to the naked eye. The distance can be estimated from its annual parallax shift of 11.2 mas,[1] yielding a separation of 291 light years.

This is a detached eclipsing binary system of the Beta Lyrae type. The orbital period for the system is 1.5755 days and the eccentricity is unknown and probably non-zero;[7] the orbital inclination is estimated to be 83.18°±0.11°.[8] During the primary eclipse the magnitude drops to 6.25. It descends to 6.10 with the secondary eclipse (with 6.10 being brighter than 6.25).[2] The pair have been identified as candidate Herbig Ae/Be stars,[13] and catalogued as A-type shell stars.[14]

A magnitude 10.8 star with the designation HD 358087[15] is a common proper motion companion. It is located at an angular separation of 129 and has 78% of the Sun's mass. If it is gravitationally bound to the main system, the orbital period is estimated to be around 611,855 years[9]


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  7. ^ a b Paffhausen, W.; Seggewiss, W. (April 1976). "Spectroscopic orbits of the eclipsing binaries DV and DX Aqr". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series. 24: 29–34. Bibcode:1976A&AS...24...29P.
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  9. ^ a b c d Tokovinin, A.; et al. (2008). "Tertiary companions to close spectroscopic binaries". Berlin Heidelberg: 129. arXiv:astro-ph/0601518. Bibcode:2006yCat..34500681T. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20054427. ISBN 978-3-540-74744-4.
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  13. ^ Corporon, P.; Lagrange, A.-M. (May 1999). "A search for spectroscopic binaries among Herbig Ae/Be stars". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement. 136: 429–444. Bibcode:1999A&AS..136..429C. doi:10.1051/aas:1999225.
  14. ^ Hauck, B.; Jaschek, C. (February 2000). "A-shell stars in the Geneva system". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 354: 157–162. Bibcode:2000A&A...354..157H.
  15. ^ "HD 358087". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 20 August 2018.