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Star Beta Pictoris

White-Blue star Beta Pictoris is located 64 light years away from the Sun. It is a single star of spectral class A6V, that has 175 % of solar mass. There are multiple known exoplanets in this system.
Sun distance
64 light years

Beta Pictoris

White-Blue star (spectral class A6V)

Location

Ascension iconRight ascension: 5h 47m 17.099s
Declination iconDeclination: -51° 3' 58.091'' (southern hemisphere)
Parallax iconParallax: 50.931
Distance iconSun distance: 64.039 ly | 19.6 pc

Basic characteristic

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Mass: 175 % M Sun | 1833 M Jupiter
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Size: 180 % R Sun | 17.9 R Jupiter
temperature iconTemperature: 8052 K | 1.39 T Sun
time iconAge: 0.023 billions years | 0.01 Sun
luminosity iconLuminosity: 8.7 L Sun

4 exoplanets

Beta Pictoris c 2.7 AU 2861.2 M -
Beta Pictoris Inner disc 6.4 AU -
Beta Pictoris b 10.02 AU 3728.7 M 16.4 R 8617 days
Beta Pictoris Secondary disk 130 AU -

Photometry

Magnitude iconApparent magnitude (V): 3.9
Magnitude iconAbsolute magnitude (V): 2.4
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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 Beta Pictoris
Nearby star Beta Pictoris is a main sequence star that fuses hydrogen atoms into helium. It is is approximately 80 % bigger than the Sun and temperature on its surface is around 8052 K (7779 °C), which is about 139 % of Sun's temperature.
       Beta Pictoris can be found in southern celestial hemisphere, and it is possible to see it with naked eye. 
Other designations of this star
GJ 219, Gliese 219, HR 2020, CD −51°1620, HD 39060, GCTP 1339.00, SAO 234134, HIP 27321, β Pictoris, bet Pic, Gaia DR3 4792774797545800832
External sources
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Kinematic age of the β-Pictoris moving group
Scientific study, Accepted: 10. 04. 2024
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Simbad database (* bet Pic)
Astronomical database SIMBAD (the Set of Identifications, Measurements and Bibliography for Astronomical Data)
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Gaia database (Gaia DR3 4792774797545800832)
Archive from the Gaia mission
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