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Star Alpha Mensae

Binary star Alpha Mensae is located 33 light years away from the Sun. It consists of a yellow star and a red dwarf. For now, there are no known exoplanets in this star system.
Sun distance
33 light years

Alpha Mensae

Yellow star (spectral class G7 V)

Location

Ascension iconRight ascension: 6h 10m 14.968s
Declination iconDeclination: -74° 45' 14.357'' (southern hemisphere)
Parallax iconParallax: 97.916
Distance iconSun distance: 33.31 ly | 10.2 pc

Basic characteristic

icon weight
Mass: 110.3 % M Sun | 1155 M Jupiter
radius icon
Size: 99 % R Sun | 9.9 R Jupiter
temperature iconTemperature: 5580 K | 0.97 T Sun
time iconAge: 5.4 billions years | 1.17 Sun
luminosity iconLuminosity: 0.819 L Sun
(No known exoplanets yet)

Photometry

Magnitude iconApparent magnitude (V): 5.1
Magnitude iconAbsolute magnitude (V): 5
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
K
2.1
H
1.6
J
1.2
Grp
0.8
I
0.8
G
0.6
V
0.5
Gbp
0.5
B
0.4
U
0.3
Absolute stellar magnitude in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum from infrared (K band) to ultraviolet (U band).

Gaia EDR3 5264749303457104384

Red dwarf
Unconfirmed star

Basic characteristic

icon weight
Mass: 20 % M Sun | 178.1 M Jupiter (estimate)
radius icon
Size: 20 % R Sun | 2.1 R Jupiter (estimate)
(No known exoplanets yet)

Photometry

5
10
15
20
25
30
35
K
2.1
H
1.6
J
1.2
Grp
0.8
I
0.8
G
0.6
V
0.5
Gbp
0.5
B
0.4
U
0.3
Absolute stellar magnitude in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum from infrared (K band) to ultraviolet (U band).
More about Alpha Mensae
      Alpha Mensae can be found in southern celestial hemisphere, and it is possible to see it with naked eye. 
Other designations of this star
Alpha Mensae B, Alf Men, Alp Men, CD−74° 294, FK5 239, GJ 231, Gliese 231, HD 43834, HIP 29271, HR 2261, SAO 256274, LTT 2490, Gaia EDR3 5264749303462961280
External sources
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Gaia database (Gaia EDR3 5264749303457104384)
Archive from the Gaia mission
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