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Nu Phoenicis
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Phoenix
Right ascension 01h 15m 11.12s [1]
Declination –45° 31′ 54.0″ [1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.96
Spectral type F8 V
U-B color index 0.10
B-V color index 0.57
Variable type None
Radial velocity (Rv) +11.5 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: 665.13 ± 0.20 [1] mas/yr
Dec.: 177.63 ± 0.19 [1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 66.16 ± 0.24[1] mas
Distance 49.3 ± 0.2 ly
(15.11 ± 0.05 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 4.07
Other designations
GJ 55, HR 370, CD -46°346, HD 7570, LHS 1220, LTT 696, GCTP 257.00, HIP 5862.

Nu Phoenicis is a main sequence dwarf star in the constellation Phoenix. It is similar to the Sun, although somewhat more massive and luminous. At an estimated distance of less than 49 light years, this star is located relatively near the Sun.

Based on observations of excess infrared radiation from this star, it may possess a dust ring that extends outward several AU from an inner edge starting at 10 AU.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e van Leeuwen, F. (2007). "HIP 5862". Hipparcos, the New Reduction. Retrieved 2009-12-14.  
  2. ^ C. A. Beichman, A. Tanner, G. Bryden, K. R. Stapelfeldt, M. W. Werner, G. H. Rieke, D. E. Trilling, S. Lawler, T. N. Gautier (2006). "IRS Spectra of Solar-Type Stars: A Search for Asteroid Belt Analogs". Astrophysical Journal 639: 1166–1176. doi:10.1086/499424.  

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