14 Camelopardalis

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14 Camelopardalis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension  05h 13m 31.24447s[1]
Declination +62° 41′ 28.0806″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 6.49[2]
Evolutionary stage main sequence[3]
Spectral type A7 Vn[4]
B−V color index 0.204±0.006[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) −4.0±4.3[2] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −36.338[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +1.038[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 11.9698 ± 0.0505[1] mas
Distance 272 ± 1 ly
(83.5 ± 0.4 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 2.00[2]
Mass 1.61[5] M
Luminosity 15.1+1.4
[3] L
Surface gravity (log g) 3.96[5] cgs
Temperature 7,872±268[5] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 312[3] km/s
Age 504[5] Myr
Other designations
14 Cam, BD+62°734, HD 33296, HIP 24348, HR 1678, SAO 13413[6]
Database references

14 Camelopardalis is a star in the northern circumpolar constellation of Camelopardalis, located 272 light years away from the Sun as determined by parallax measurements. With an apparent visual magnitude of 6.49,[2] it is a challenge to view with the naked eye even in excellent viewing conditions. The heliocentric radial velocity value is poorly constrained, but it appears to be moving closer to the Earth at the rate of around −4 km/s.[2]

This is a white-hued, A-type main-sequence star with a stellar classification of A7 Vn,[4] where the 'n' notation indicates "nebulous" lines due to rapid rotation. The star is 504 million years old with 1.61[5] times the mass of the Sun and is spinning with a projected rotational velocity of 312 km/s.[3] It is radiating 15[3] times the Sun's luminosity from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 7,872 K.[5]


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  2. ^ a b c d e f Anderson, E.; Francis, Ch. (2012), "XHIP: An extended hipparcos compilation", Astronomy Letters, 38 (5): 331, arXiv:1108.4971, Bibcode:2012AstL...38..331A, doi:10.1134/S1063773712050015.
  3. ^ a b c d e Zorec, J.; Royer, F. (2012), "Rotational velocities of A-type stars. IV. Evolution of rotational velocities", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 537: A120, arXiv:1201.2052, Bibcode:2012A&A...537A.120Z, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201117691.
  4. ^ a b Cowley, A.; et al. (April 1969), "A study of the bright A stars. I. A catalogue of spectral classifications", Astronomical Journal, 74: 375–406, Bibcode:1969AJ.....74..375C, doi:10.1086/110819
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  6. ^ "14 Cam". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2019-04-15.