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Zeta Phoenicis
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Phoenix
Right ascension 01h 08m 23.08s [1]
Declination –55° 14′ 44.7″ [1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.9 to 4.4
Characteristics
Spectral type B6 V + B9 V
U-B color index ?
B-V color index –0.12
Variable type Algol
Astrometry
Radial velocity (Rv) +15.4 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: 20.87 ± 0.36 [1] mas/yr
Dec.: 30.64 ± 0.38 [1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 10.92 ± 0.39[1] mas
Distance 300 ± 10 ly
(92 ± 3 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) -0.8
Details
Other designations
HR 338, CD -55°267, CP(D)-55 241, HD 6882, SAO 232306, HIP 5348.

Zeta Phoenicis (ζ Phe / ζ Phoenicis) is a 280 light-years distant star in the constellation Phoenix. It is an eclipsing binary star from type Algol and its apparent magnitude is fluctuating between 3.9 and 4.4 with a period of 1.66977 days. Zeta Phoenicis is a four-star system, so it has two other, with a telescope visible components with an apparent magnitude of 7.2 and 8.2 in a distance of 0.8 and 6.4 arcseconds from the main star.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e van Leeuwen, F. (2007). "HIP 5348". Hipparcos, the New Reduction. http://webviz.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/VizieR-5?-out.add=.&-source=I/311/hip2&recno=5337. Retrieved 2009-12-14.  
  • Der Brockhaus. Astronomie. 2006, p. 334.

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