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HD 87424
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Star HD 87424

Binary star HD 87424 is located 76 light years away from the Sun. It consists of a orange star and a red dwarf. For now, there are no known exoplanets in this star system.
Sun distance
76 light years

HD 87424 A

Orange star (spectral class K2Vk:)
BY Draconis variable

Location

Ascension iconRight ascension: 10h 4m 37.456s
Declination iconDeclination: -11° 43' 47.312'' (equatorial region)
Parallax iconParallax: 42.956
Distance iconSun distance: 75.928 ly | 23.3 pc

Basic characteristic

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Mass: 80 % M Sun | 859 M Jupiter (estimate)
radius icon
Size: 80 % R Sun | 7.7 R Jupiter (estimate)
(No known exoplanets yet)

Photometry

Magnitude iconApparent magnitude (V): 8.2
Magnitude iconAbsolute magnitude (V): 6.3
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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).

HD 87424 B

Red dwarf
BY Draconis variable

Basic characteristic

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Mass: 10 % M Sun | 146.7 M Jupiter (estimate)
radius icon
Size: 20 % R Sun | 1.6 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 HD 87424
      a BY Draconis variable. Stars from this category exhibit periodic variations in their luminosity. The variability is caused by a rotation which shows and hides starspots on the surface. HD 87424 can be found in southern celestial hemisphere, you cannot see it with naked eye, but you can observe this star with basic telescope. The star is also observable from Northern America, Europe and Asia. 
HD 87424 is a BY Draconis variable. Stars from this category exhibit periodic variations in their luminosity. The variability is caused by a rotation which shows and hides starspots on the surface.
Other designations of this star
Gaia EDR3 3766401961693098368
External sources
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Simbad database (HD 87424B)
Astronomical database SIMBAD (the Set of Identifications, Measurements and Bibliography for Astronomical Data)
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Gaia database (Gaia EDR3 3766401961693098624)
Archive from the Gaia mission
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