24 Cephei

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24 Cephei
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Cepheus
Right ascension 22h 09m 48.43010s[1]
Declination +72° 20′ 28.3421″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.79[2]
Spectral type G7 II-III[3]
B−V color index 0.898[4]
Radial velocity (Rv)−16.58[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +33.214[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +2.679[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)8.3965 ± 0.1332[1] mas
Distance388 ± 6 ly
(119 ± 2 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)−0.519[4]
Mass3.50[5] M
Radius13[6] R
Diameter13[6] D
Luminosity209[5] L
Surface gravity (log g)2.31±0.33[7] cgs
Temperature5,023±54[7] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]−0.16±0.11[7] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i)6.5[8] km/s
Age234[5] Myr
Other designations
24 Cep, BD+71° 1111, FK5 837, HD 210807, HIP 109400, HR 8468, SAO 10265[9]
Database references

24 Cephei is a single,[10] yellow-hued star in the northern circumpolar constellation of Cepheus. With an apparent visual magnitude of 4.79,[2] it is faintly visible to the naked eye. The distance to this star, based upon an annual parallax shift of 8.3965 mas,[1] is around 388 light years. It is moving closer with a heliocentric radial velocity of −17 km/s.[4]

Keenan and McNeil (1989) listed a stellar classification of G7 II-III[3] for 24 Cep, matching the spectrum of an evolved G-type star with blended features of a bright giant and a giant star. Older sources list a class of G8 III,[11] which would suggest an ordinary giant star. At the age of 234 million years,[5] it has an estimated 3.5[5] times the mass of the Sun and has expanded to about 13[6] times the Sun's radius. The star is radiating 199[2] times the Sun's luminosity from its enlarged photosphere at an effective temperature of 5,023 K.[7] These coordinates are a source of X-ray emission.[12]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Anderson, E.; Francis, Ch. (2012), "XHIP: An extended hipparcos compilation", Astronomy Letters 38 (5): 331, arXiv:1108.4971, Bibcode 2012AstL...38..331A, doi:10.1134/S1063773712050015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Keenan, Philip C.; McNeil, Raymond C. (1989), "The Perkins catalog of revised MK types for the cooler stars", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 71: 245, Bibcode 1989ApJS...71..245K, doi:10.1086/191373
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Soubiran, C. et al. (2008), "Vertical distribution of Galactic disk stars. IV. AMR and AVR from clump giants", Astronomy and Astrophysics 480 (1): 91–101, arXiv:0712.1370, Bibcode 2008A&A...480...91S, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078788.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Takeda, Yoichi et al. (August 2008), "Stellar parameters and elemental abundances of late-G giants", Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan 60 (4): 781–802, arXiv:0805.2434, Bibcode 2008PASJ...60..781T, doi:10.1093/pasj/60.4.781
  6. 6.0 6.1 Pasinetti Fracassini, L. E. et al. (February 2001), "Catalogue of Apparent Diameters and Absolute Radii of Stars (CADARS)", Astronomy and Astrophysics 367: 521–524, arXiv:astro-ph/0012289, Bibcode 2001A&A...367..521P, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20000451.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Koleva, M.; Vazdekis, A. (February 2012), "Stellar population models in the UV. I. Characterisation of the New Generation Stellar Library", Astronomy & Astrophysics 538: A143, arXiv:1111.5449, Bibcode 2012A&A...538A.143K, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201118065.
  8. Lèbre, A. et al. (May 2006), "Lithium abundances and rotational behavior for bright giant stars", Astronomy and Astrophysics 450 (3): 1173–1179, Bibcode 2006A&A...450.1173L, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20053485.
  9. Lua error in Module:Citation/CS1 at line 379: attempt to call method 'match' (a nil value).
  10. 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:0806.2878, Bibcode 2008MNRAS.389..869E, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13596.x.
  11. Roman, Nancy G. (1952), "The Spectra of the Bright Stars of Types F5-K5", Astrophysical Journal 116: 122–143, Bibcode 1952ApJ...116..122R, doi:10.1086/145598.
  12. Haakonsen, Christian Bernt; Rutledge, Robert E. (September 2009), "XID II: Statistical Cross-Association of ROSAT Bright Source Catalog X-ray Sources with 2MASS Point Source Catalog Near-Infrared Sources", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement 184 (1): 138–151, arXiv:0910.3229, Bibcode 2009ApJS..184..138H, doi:10.1088/0067-0049/184/1/138.

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