HD 10550

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HD 10550
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Cetus
Right ascension 01h 42m 43.51077s[1]
Declination –03° 41′ 24.7210″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.98[2]
Spectral type K2/3 III CN II[3]
B−V color index 1.378±0.003[2]
Radial velocity (Rv)−33.28±0.15[1] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −8.989[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −33.238[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)2.9564 ± 0.1730[1] mas
Distance1,100 ± 60 ly
(340 ± 20 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)−2.82[2]
Radius77[4] R
Luminosity2,537.45[2] L
Surface gravity (log g)1.83[5] cgs
Temperature4,110[5] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]−0.12[5] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i)10[6] km/s
Other designations
BD−04° 260, FK5 1049, HD 10550, HIP 7999, HR 500, SAO 129465[7]
Database references

HD 10550 is a single[8] star in the equatorial constellation of Cetus. It is a faint star but visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of 4.98.[2] Based upon an annual parallax shift of 2.9564 mas,[1] it is located around 1,100 light years from the Sun. The star is moving closer with a heliocentric radial velocity of −33 km/s.[1] It has a high peculiar velocity of 72.7+5.7
and may be a runaway star.[9]

The stellar classification of this star is K2/3 III CN II,[3] showing the spectrum of an evolved K-type giant star with an overabundance of CN in the atmosphere. The measured angular diameter of this star, after correction for limb darkening, is 2.11±0.04 mas.[10] At the estimated distance of this star, this yields a physical size of about 77 times the radius of the Sun.[4] The star is radiating around 2,537[2] times the Sun's luminosity from its enlarged photosphere at an effective temperature of 4,110 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:1108.4971Freely accessible, 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 Lang, Kenneth R. (2006), Astrophysical formulae, Astronomy and astrophysics library, 1 (3 ed.), Birkhäuser, ISBN 3-540-29692-1. . The radius (R*) is given by:
  5. ^ a b c d Soubiran, C.; et al. (June 2010), "The PASTEL catalogue of stellar parameters", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 515: A111, arXiv:1004.1069Freely accessible, Bibcode:2010A&A...515A.111S, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201014247. 
  6. ^ Bernacca, P. L.; Perinotto, M. (1970), "A catalogue of stellar rotational velocities", Contributi Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova in Asiago, 239 (1), Bibcode:1970CoAsi.239....1B. 
  7. ^ "HD 10550". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2018-07-12. 
  8. ^ Eggleton, P. P.; Tokovinin, A. A. (September 2008), "A catalogue of multiplicity among bright stellar systems", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 389 (2): 869–879, arXiv:0806.2878Freely accessible, Bibcode:2008MNRAS.389..869E, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13596.x. 
  9. ^ Tetzlaff, N.; et al. (January 2011), "A catalogue of young runaway Hipparcos stars within 3 kpc from the Sun", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 410 (1): 190–200, arXiv:1007.4883Freely accessible, Bibcode:2011MNRAS.410..190T, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.17434.x. 
  10. ^ Richichi, A.; et al. (February 2005), "CHARM2: An updated Catalog of High Angular Resolution Measurements", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 431 (2): 773–777, Bibcode:2005A&A...431..773R, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20042039