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Omicron Andromedae

Omicron Andromedae A

Location of ο Andromedae (far right)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Andromeda
Right ascension 23h 01m 55.26459s[1]
Declination +42° 19′ 33.5334″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.62[2] / 3.6
Spectral type B6 IIIep
U−B color index -0.53[2]
B−V color index -0.09[2]
Variable type Eclipsing binary of beta Lyr
Radial velocity (Rv) -14.0[3] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +22.99[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +0.88[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 4.75 ± 0.53[1] mas
Distance approx. 690 ly
(approx. 210 pc)
ο And A
Mass 7.0 ± 0.2[4] M
Radius 6.6[5] R
Luminosity 1,380[6] L
Temperature 13,800[6] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 240[6] km/s
Age 50.1 ± 6.8[4] Myr
Other designations
FK5 869, 1 And, BD+41° 4664, CDS 1436, HD 217676, HD 217675, HIP 113726, HR 8762, SAO 52609.[7]
Database references

Omicron Andromedae (ο And, ο Andromedae) is a star system in the constellation Andromeda. It is approximately 692 light years from Earth.

Omicron Andromedae is a binary star, whose two components are both spectroscopic binaries themselves, making a four-star system. The system as a whole is classified as a blue-white B-type giant with a mean combined apparent magnitude of +3.62.

The separation of the two brightest components, ο Andromedae A and ο Andromedae B, is 0.34 arcseconds. They have an orbital period of 68.6 years. A is separated from its spectroscopic companion by 0.05 arcseconds. A is a Gamma Cassiopeiae type variable star and the system's brightness varies from magnitude +3.58 to +3.78. This, in turn, has made determination the orbital period of A's spectroscopic binary difficult.[8] B's spectroscopic companion was discovered in 1989, and that binary has a period of 33.01 years.[9]

This star system has a peculiar velocity of 34.5 ± 5.9 km/s.[4]


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  3. ^ Wilson, Ralph Elmer (1953), General Catalogue of Stellar Radial Velocities, Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington,  
  4. ^ a b c Tetzlaff, N.; Neuhäuser, R.; Hohle, M. M. (January 2011), "A catalogue of young runaway Hipparcos stars within 3 kpc from the Sun",  
  5. ^ Underhill, A. B.; et al. (November 1979), "Effective temperatures, angular diameters, distances and linear radii for 160 O and B stars", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 189: 601–605,  
  6. ^ a b c Balona, L. A.; Dziembowski, W. A. (October 1999), "Excitation and visibility of high-degree modes in stars", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 309 (1): 221–232,  
  7. ^ "omi And -- Be Star", SIMBAD Astronomical Object Database (Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg), retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  8. ^ Olević, D.; Cvetković, Z. (March 2006), "Dynamical Masses of the Components in o Andromedae", The Astronomical Journal 131 (3): 1721–1723,  
  9. ^ Hill, G. M.; et al. (February 1988), "Omicron Andromedae is quadruple", Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 100: 243–250,  

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