CL Draconis

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CL Draconis
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Draco
Right ascension  15h 57m 47.44180s[1]
Declination +54° 44′ 59.1428″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.96[2]
Spectral type F0 IV[3]
B−V color index 0.269±0.008[2]
Variable type δ Sct[4]
Radial velocity (Rv)−11.0±4.2[5] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −151.643[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +107.519[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)29.9305 ± 0.1368[1] mas
Distance109.0 ± 0.5 ly
(33.4 ± 0.2 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)2.33[2]
Mass1.68±0.01[6] M
[6] L
Surface gravity (log g)4.04±0.14[7] cgs
Temperature7,439±253[7] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]0.04±0.10[8] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i)165[6] km/s
Age643[7] Myr
Other designations
CL Dra, BD+55° 1793, FK5 595, HD 143466, HIP 78180, HR 5960, SAO 29727[9]
Database references

CL Draconis is a single[10] star in the northern circumpolar constellation of Draco. It can be viewed with the naked eye, having an apparent visual magnitude of 4.96.[2] The distance to this star, as determined from its annual parallax shift of 29.9 mas,[1] is 109 light years. It is moving closer to the Earth with a heliocentric radial velocity of −11 km/s.[5] The star has a relatively high proper motion, traversing the celestial sphere at the rate of 0.185/yr.[11]

Based upon a stellar classification of F0 IV,[3] this is an aging F-type subgiant star that has consumed the hydrogen at its core. It is spinning rapidly with a projected rotational velocity of 165 km/s,[6] giving it an oblate shape with an equatorial bulge that is estimated to be 8% larger than the polar radius.[12] CL Dra is a Delta Scuti variable, changing brightness with an amplitude of 0.010 magnitude over a period of 1.83 hours.[13] CL Dra has 1.68[6] times the mass of the Sun and is radiating 10.2[6] times the Sun's luminosity from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 7,439 K.[7]


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  8. ^ Gáspár, András; et al. (August 2016), "The Correlation between Metallicity and Debris Disk Mass", The Astrophysical Journal, 826 (2): 14, arXiv:1604.07403, Bibcode:2016ApJ...826..171G, doi:10.3847/0004-637X/826/2/171, 171.
  9. ^ "CL Dra". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  10. ^ Eggleton, P. P.; Tokovinin, A. A. (2008), "A catalogue of multiplicity among bright stellar systems", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 389 (2): 869, arXiv:0806.2878, Bibcode:2008MNRAS.389..869E, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13596.x.
  11. ^ Lépine, Sébastien; Shara, Michael M. (March 2005), "A Catalog of Northern Stars with Annual Proper Motions Larger than 0.15" (LSPM-NORTH Catalog)", The Astronomical Journal, 129 (3): 1483–1522, arXiv:astro-ph/0412070, Bibcode:2005AJ....129.1483L, doi:10.1086/427854.
  12. ^ van Belle, Gerard T. (March 2012), "Interferometric observations of rapidly rotating stars", The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review, 20 (1): 51, arXiv:1204.2572, Bibcode:2012A&ARv..20...51V, doi:10.1007/s00159-012-0051-2.
  13. ^ Rodríguez, E.; et al. (June 2000), "A revised catalogue of δ Sct stars", Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement, 144: 469–474, Bibcode:2000A&AS..144..469R, doi:10.1051/aas:2000221.