6 Trianguli (HIP 10280)

6 Trianguli is a yellow giant star in the constellation Triangulum. At 289 light years away, it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 4.94. 6 Trianguli is a multiple-star system. The iron abundance of 6 Trianguli is -0.48 (33.1% of the Sun). It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 42.9 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 21,100 and 37,300 light years from the center of the Galaxy.

Sky position: RA 2h 12.4m, Dec +30 18'

Common designations: 6 Trianguli, HIP 10280, HD 13480

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Brightest stars in Triangulum:
(list all)

1

|    3.00

)   Beta Trianguli

2

|    3.42

)   Metallah

3

|    4.03

)   Gamma Trianguli

4

|    4.84

)   Delta Trianguli

5

|    4.94

)   6 Trianguli

6

|    5.15

)   14 Trianguli

7

|    5.25

)   7 Trianguli

8

|    5.29

)   10 Trianguli

9

|    5.29

)   12 Trianguli

10

|    5.38

)   15 Trianguli

11

|    5.50

)   Epsilon Trianguli

12

|    5.55

)   11 Trianguli

13

|    5.63

)   HR 490

14

|    5.78

)   Gliese 3115

15

|    5.84

)   HR 564

16

|    5.84

)   HR 738

17

|    5.89

)   13 Trianguli

Location of 6 Trianguli circled
Map detail from Stars of the Northern Hemisphere
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Galactic Orbit of 6 Trianguli

(compared to the Sun)

Eccentricity: 27.6% vs. 16.0%

Angle φ : 66.8 vs. 26.0

Semi-major axis : 8,956 pc vs. 8,686 pc

Semi-minor axis: 8,608 pc vs. 8,574 pc

Focus-to-center: 2,474 pc vs. 1,388 pc

Semilatus rectum : 8,273 pc vs. 8,464 pc

Perigalacticon: 6,482 pc vs. 7,297 pc

Apogalacticon: 11,431 pc vs. 10,074 pc
 


Some Tabulated XHIP Data for 6 Trianguli
(see also: SIMBAD)

Astrometry
2007A&A...474..653V
  Position Proper Motion
Right Ascension: 33.09301657 0.53 mas -69.90 2.70 mas/yr.
Declination: 30.30321456 0.45 mas -57.00 2.70 mas/yr.
     
Galactic Longitude: 142.97520060 -45.25 mas/yr.
Galactic Latitude: -29.39919445 -78.02 mas/yr.

Parallax: 11.22 0.70 mas


Spectrography

Spectral Type: G0III + G5III 1969AJ.....74..916H.

Radial Velocity: -19.98 0.74 km/s [A rating] 2004MNRAS.349.1069K.
This star is a spectroscopic binary with a solved orbit.

Iron Abundance [Fe/H]: -0.48 dex  2009A&A...501..941H.
 



Photometry
 
band magnitude Abs. Mag.
U
B 5.71 0.97
V 4.94 0.20
R
I 4.18 -0.56
J
H
K

  B-V: +0.77       V-I: +0.76


Derivations

Heliocentric distance: 88.71 pc (6.2% margin of error)

Galactocentric distance: 7,462 pc

Transverse velocity: 37.9 km/s

3D heliocentric position and motion:

toward:   

Galactic center Galactic rotation North Galactic Pole
Position ( X, Y, Z) -61.7 pc 46.5 pc -43.5 pc
Velocity (U, V, W) 38.2 km/s -5.0 km/s -18.8 km/s

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