Nu Aquilae

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ν Aquilae
Aquila constellation map.svg
Red circle.svg
Location of ν Aql (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Aquila
Right ascension  19h 26m 31.09000s[1]
Declination +00° 20′ 18.8521″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.72[2] + 9.6[3]
Spectral type F3 Ib[4] + A1 IV/V[3]
U−B color index +0.60[2]
B−V color index +0.59[2]
Radial velocity (Rv)–2.30[5] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +0.57[1] mas/yr
Dec.: –2.31[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)1.15 ± 0.27[1] mas
Distanceapprox. 2,800 ly
(approx. 900 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)−5.58[6]
Mass12.5[4] M
Radius104[7] R
Luminosity21,000[7] L
Surface gravity (log g)1.43[4] cgs
Temperature6,700[4] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]−0.03[8] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i)13[9] km/s
Age15[4] Myr
Other designations
CCDM J19265+0021, WDS J19265+0020
ν Aql A: 32 Aql, BD+00° 4206, HD 182835, HIP 95585, HR 7387, SAO 124628
ν Aql B: BD+00° 4204, SAO 124623
Database references

Nu Aquilae (ν Aql, ν Aquilae) is the Bayer designation for a double star in the constellation of Aquila and lies close to the celestial equator. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 4.72 and so is visible to the naked eye.

The spectrum of ν Aql A matches a stellar classification of F3, with the luminosity class of Ib indicating this is a supergiant; the outer atmosphere has an effective temperature of 6,700 K and it has the yellow-white hue of an F-type star.[10] Based upon an annual parallax shift of only 1.15 mas (with a 23% margin of error), it is approximately 2,800 light-years (860 parsecs) from Earth.

ν Aql B is a ninth magnitude star 220 arc-seconds distant.[11] Little is known about it except an approximate spectral classification.[3]


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