Omicron Leonis

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Omicron Leonis
Leo constellation map.png
Omicron Leonis is located to the lower far right on this map of the constellation.
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Leo
Right ascension 09h 41m 09.03s
Declination +09° 53' 32.30"
Apparent magnitude (V) +3.52[1]
Characteristics
Spectral type F8-G0III + A7m[2]
U−B color index 0.21[1]
B−V color index 0.49[1]
Astrometry
Proper motion (μ) RA: -143.20[3] mas/yr
Dec.: -37.20[3] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 25.03[3] ± 0.22 mas
Distance 135 ly
(41.4±0.1[4] pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) +0.51[5]
Orbit[4]
Period (P) 14.498064 ± 0.000009 days
Semi-major axis (a) 4.46 ± 0.01 mas
Eccentricity (e) 0
Inclination (i) 57.6 ± 0.1°
Longitude of the node (Ω) 191.4 ± 0.1°
Periastron epoch (T) TJD 10629.831 ± 0.003
Details[4]
ο Leo A
Mass 2.12 M
Radius 5.9±0.5 R
Luminosity 39.4±2.4 L
Temperature 6,000±200 K
Age 800(estimate) Myr
ο Leo B
Mass 1.87±0.01 M
Radius 2.2±0.3 R
Luminosity 15.4±1.0 L
Temperature 7,600±400 K
Other designations
ο Leo, 14 Leo, BD+10 2044, FK5 365, HD 83808/83809, HIP 47508, HR 3852, SAO 98709.
Database references
SIMBAD data

Omicron Leonis (ο Leonis, abbreviated Omicron Leo, ο Leo) is a multiple star system in the constellation of Leo, west of Regulus, some 130 light-years from the Sun, where it marks one of the lion's forepaws.

It consists of a binary pair, designated Omicron Leonis A and an optical companion, Omicron Leonis B.[6] 'A's' two components are themselves designated Omicron Leonis Aa (also named Subra[7]) and Ab.

Nomenclature[edit]

ο Leonis (Latinised to Omicron Leonis) is the star's Bayer designation. The designations of the two constituents as Omicron Leonis A and B, and those of A's components - Omicron Leonis Aa and Ab - derive from the convention used by the Washington Multiplicity Catalog (WMC) for multiple star systems, and adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).[8]

It bore the traditional name Subra;[9] in 2016, the International Astronomical Union organized a Working Group on Star Names (WGSN)[10] to catalogue and standardize proper names for stars. The WGSN approved the name Subra for the component Omicron Leonis Aa on 12 September 2016 and it is now so included in the List of IAU-approved Star Names.[7]

Properties[edit]

The primary is given the type F8-G0III giant and the secondary is a type A7m dwarf,[4] their combined apparent magnitude is +3.52.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ducati, J. R. (2002). "VizieR Online Data Catalog: Catalogue of Stellar Photometry in Johnson's 11-color system". CDS/ADC Collection of Electronic Catalogues. 2237: 0. Bibcode:2002yCat.2237....0D. 
  2. ^ Ginestet, N.; Carquillat, J. M. (2002). "Spectral Classification of the Hot Components of a Large Sample of Stars with Composite Spectra, and Implication for the Absolute Magnitudes of the Cool Supergiant Components". The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. 143 (2): 513. Bibcode:2002ApJS..143..513G. doi:10.1086/342942. 
  3. ^ a b c Van Leeuwen, F. (2007). "Validation of the new Hipparcos reduction". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 474 (2): 653–664. arXiv:0708.1752Freely accessible. Bibcode:2007A&A...474..653V. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078357. 
  4. ^ a b c d Hummel, C. A.; Carquillat, J. -M.; Ginestet, N.; Griffin, R. F.; Boden, A. F.; Hajian, A. R.; Mozurkewich, D.; Nordgren, T. E. (2001). "Orbital and Stellar Parameters of Omicron Leonis from Spectroscopy and Interferometry". The Astronomical Journal. 121 (3): 1623. Bibcode:2001AJ....121.1623H. doi:10.1086/319391. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Washington Double Star Catalog". United States Naval Observatory. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  7. ^ a b "Naming Stars". IAU.org. Retrieved 16 December 2017. 
  8. ^ Hessman, F. V.; Dhillon, V. S.; Winget, D. E.; Schreiber, M. R.; Horne, K.; Marsh, T. R.; Guenther, E.; Schwope, A.; Heber, U. (2010). "On the naming convention used for multiple star systems and extrasolar planets". arXiv:1012.0707Freely accessible [astro-ph.SR]. 
  9. ^ Jim Kaler's website: http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/subra.html (online 6th Sep 2015)
  10. ^ IAU Working Group on Star Names (WGSN), International Astronomical Union, retrieved 22 May 2016. 

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