39 Crucis (HIP 61966)

39 Crucis is a blue subgiant star in the constellation Crux. At 950 light years away, it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 4.91. It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 36.6 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 17,600 and 23,600 light years from the center of the Galaxy.

Sky position: RA 12h 41.9m, Dec -59 41.4'

Common designations: 39 Crucis, HIP 61966, HD 110335, HR 4823

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Brightest stars in Crux:
(list all)

5

|    3.59

)   Epsilon Crucis

6

|    4.03

)   Mu-1 Crucis

7

|    4.06

)   Zeta Crucis

8

|    4.14

)   Eta Crucis

9

|    4.32

)   Theta-1 Crucis

10

|    4.62

)   HR 4848

11

|    4.62

)   Lambda Crucis

12

|    4.69

)   Iota Crucis

13

|    4.72

)   Theta-2 Crucis

14

|    4.91

)   39 Crucis

15

|    5.08

)   Mu-2 Crucis

16

|    5.27

)   HR 4830

17

|    5.34

)   HR 4908

18

|    5.38

)   HR 4706

19

|    5.38

)   HR 4739

20

|    5.44

)   HR 4576

21

|    5.49

)   35 Crucis

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Galactic Orbit of 39 Crucis

(compared to the Sun)

Eccentricity: 14.7% vs. 16.0%

Angle φ : -177.4 vs. 26.0

Semi-major axis : 6,324 pc vs. 8,686 pc

Semi-minor axis: 6,256 pc vs. 8,574 pc

Focus-to-center: 928 pc vs. 1,388 pc

Semilatus rectum : 6,188 pc vs. 8,464 pc

Perigalacticon: 5,396 pc vs. 7,297 pc

Apogalacticon: 7,252 pc vs. 10,074 pc
 


Some Tabulated XHIP Data for 39 Crucis
(see also: SIMBAD)

Astrometry
2007A&A...474..653V
  Position Proper Motion
Right Ascension: 190.48582002 0.15 mas -24.66 0.18 mas/yr.
Declination: -59.68581082 0.16 mas -3.66 0.18 mas/yr.
     
Galactic Longitude: 301.73226213 -24.51 mas/yr.
Galactic Latitude: 3.16382135 -4.57 mas/yr.

Parallax: 3.41 0.25 mas


Spectrography

Spectral Type: B6IVe 1982ApJS...50...55S.

Radial Velocity: 12.50 2.80 km/s [A rating] 2006AstL...32..759G.

Iron Abundance [Fe/H]: n/a
 



Photometry
 
band magnitude Abs. Mag.
U 4.50 -2.82
B 4.87 -2.46
V 4.91 -2.41
R
I 4.93 -2.39
J 4.86 -2.47
H 4.93 -2.39
K 4.79 -2.53

  B-V: -0.04       V-I: -0.02


Derivations

Heliocentric distance: 291.38 pc (7.3% margin of error)

Galactocentric distance: 7,251 pc

Transverse velocity: 34.4 km/s

3D heliocentric position and motion:

toward:   

Galactic center Galactic rotation North Galactic Pole
Position ( X, Y, Z) 153.0 pc -247.4 pc 16.1 pc
Velocity (U, V, W) -22.0 km/s -28.7 km/s -5.6 km/s

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