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Star Pi Mensae

Yellow star Pi Mensae is located 60 light years away from the Sun. It is a single star of spectral class G0V C, that has 107 % of solar mass. There are multiple known exoplanets in this system.
Sun distance
60 light years

Pi Mensae

Yellow star (spectral class G0V C)

Location

Ascension iconRight ascension: 5h 37m 11.892s
Declination iconDeclination: -80° 27' 52.05'' (southern hemisphere)
Parallax iconParallax: 54.683
Distance iconSun distance: 59.645 ly | 18.3 pc

Basic characteristic

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Mass: 107 % M Sun | 1121 M Jupiter
radius icon
Size: 119 % R Sun | 11.8 R Jupiter
temperature iconTemperature: 5998 K | 1.04 T Sun
time iconAge: 3.92 billions years | 0.85 Sun
luminosity iconLuminosity: 1.532 L Sun

3 exoplanets

Pi Mensae d n/a 13.4 M 124.6 days
Pi Mensae c 0.07 AU 4.5 M 2.1 R 6.3 days
Pi Mensae b 3.31 AU 4005.6 M 2088.3 days

Photometry

Magnitude iconApparent magnitude (V): 5.7
Magnitude iconAbsolute magnitude (V): 4.4
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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 Pi Mensae
Nearby star Pi Mensae is a main sequence star that fuses hydrogen atoms into helium. It is is approximately 19 % bigger than the Sun and temperature on its surface is around 5998 K (5725 °C), which is about 104 % of Sun's temperature.
      Pi Mensae can be found in southern celestial hemisphere, and it is possible to see it with naked eye. 
Other designations of this star
π Men, CD−80° 195, CPD−80° 161, GJ 9189, Gliese 9189, HD 39091, HIC 26394, HIP 26394, HR 2022, SAO 258421, LFT 429, LHS 208, LTT 2359, TOI-144, NLTT 15535, 2MASS J05370988-8028090, TIC 261136679, TYC 9386-2614-1, WISEA J053711.33-802757.7, Gaia DR3 4623036865373793408
External sources
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Simbad database (* pi. Men)
Astronomical database SIMBAD (the Set of Identifications, Measurements and Bibliography for Astronomical Data)
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Gaia database (Gaia DR3 4623036865373793408)
Archive from the Gaia mission
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TESS database (TOI 144.01)
Archive from the TESS mission
News from this star system
Article image:

New exoplanet discovered orbiting nearby star Pi Mensae

Astronomers found a third exoplanet orbiting nearby sun-like star Pi Mensae. The new object is 13 times heavier than Earth and orbits its star once every 125 days.

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