6 Comae Berenices (HIP 59819)

6 Comae Berenices is a white main-sequence star in the constellation Coma Berenices. At 199 light years away, it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 5.09. It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 26.9 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 21,400 and 24,100 light years from the center of the Galaxy.

Sky position: RA 12h 16.0m, Dec +14 54'

Common designations: 6 Comae Berenices, HIP 59819, HD 106661

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Brightest stars in Coma Berenices:
(list all)

8

|    4.80

)   41 Comae Berenices

9

|    4.88

)   37 Comae Berenices

10

|    4.89

)   35 Comae Berenices

11

|    4.92

)   14 Comae Berenices

12

|    4.93

)   7 Comae Berenices

13

|    4.93

)   31 Comae Berenices

14

|    4.98

)   16 Comae Berenices

15

|    4.99

)   HR 4668

16

|    5.03

)   24 Comae Berenices A

17

|    5.09

)   6 Comae Berenices

18

|    5.12

)   27 Comae Berenices

19

|    5.17

)   13 Comae Berenices

20

|    5.29

)   17 Comae Berenices A

21

|    5.47

)   18 Comae Berenices

22

|    5.47

)   21 Comae Berenices

23

|    5.49

)   26 Comae Berenices

24

|    5.52

)   HR 4693

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

(compared to the Sun)

Eccentricity: 6.1% vs. 16.0%

Angle φ : -171.6 vs. 26.0

Semi-major axis : 6,982 pc vs. 8,686 pc

Semi-minor axis: 6,969 pc vs. 8,574 pc

Focus-to-center: 424 pc vs. 1,388 pc

Semilatus rectum : 6,957 pc vs. 8,464 pc

Perigalacticon: 6,558 pc vs. 7,297 pc

Apogalacticon: 7,406 pc vs. 10,074 pc
 


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

Astrometry
2007A&A...474..653V
  Position Proper Motion
Right Ascension: 184.00097877 0.17 mas -81.44 0.23 mas/yr.
Declination: 14.89914497 0.12 mas -31.12 0.12 mas/yr.
     
Galactic Longitude: 267.16147649 -51.88 mas/yr.
Galactic Latitude: 75.25074611 -70.07 mas/yr.

Parallax: 16.42 0.20 mas


Spectrography

Spectral Type: A1Van 2001A&A...373..625P.

Radial Velocity: 9.60 2.30 km/s [A rating] 2006AstL...32..759G.

Iron Abundance [Fe/H]: n/a
 



Photometry
 
band magnitude Abs. Mag.
U
B 5.16 1.24
V 5.09 1.17
R
I 5.03 1.10
J 5.17 1.25
H 4.95 1.03
K 4.89 0.97

  B-V: +0.07       V-I: +0.06


Derivations

Heliocentric distance: 60.89 pc (1.2% margin of error)

Galactocentric distance: 7,401 pc

Transverse velocity: 25.2 km/s

3D heliocentric position and motion:

toward:   

Galactic center Galactic rotation North Galactic Pole
Position ( X, Y, Z) -0.8 pc -15.5 pc 58.9 pc
Velocity (U, V, W) -16.0 km/s -21.2 km/s 4.1 km/s

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