Iota Coronae Borealis

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Iota Coronae Borealis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Corona Borealis
Right ascension  16h 01m 26.56488s[1]
Declination +29° 51′ 03.8243″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.96[2]
Spectral type A0 IIIp(HgMnEu)s[3]
U−B color index −0.15[2]
B−V color index −0.06[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) −20.8±0.4[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −38.31[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −6.56[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 10.46 ± 0.24[1] mas
Distance 312 ± 7 ly
(96 ± 2 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) +0.08[5]
Period (P) 35.474 d
Eccentricity (e) 0.56
Periastron epoch (T) 2441566.96 JD
Argument of periastron (ω)
Semi-amplitude (K1)
2.3 km/s
ι CrB A
Luminosity 90[7] L
Surface gravity (log g) 3.84±0.16[8] cgs
Temperature 10,727±278[8] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] −0.01±0.12[8] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 18[9] km/s
Other designations
ι CrB, 14 CrB, BD+30° 2738, HD 143807, HIP 78493, HR 5971, SAO 84152[10]
Database references

Iota Coronae Borealis, Latinized from ι Coronae Borealis, is a binary star[6] system in the constellation Corona Borealis. It is visible to the naked eye with a combined apparent visual magnitude of is 4.96.[2] Based upon an annual parallax shift of 10.46 mas as seen from the Earth,[1] it is located about 312 light years from the Sun.

This is a single-lined spectroscopic binary with an orbital period of 35.5 days and an eccentricity of 0.56.[6] The visible member, component A, has a stellar classification of A0 IIIp(HgMnEu)s,[3] indicating it is a chemically peculiar mercury-manganese star with narrow absorption lines. The secondary member, component B, appears to be an A-type star.[11]


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  6. ^ a b c Pourbaix, D.; et al. (2004), "SB9: The ninth catalogue of spectroscopic binary orbits", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 424 (2): 727–732, arXiv:astro-ph/0406573, Bibcode:2004A&A...424..727P, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20041213.
  7. ^ McDonald, I.; et al. (2012), "Fundamental Parameters and Infrared Excesses of Hipparcos Stars", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 427 (1): 343–57, arXiv:1208.2037, Bibcode:2012MNRAS.427..343M, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21873.x
  8. ^ a b c Prugniel, Ph.; Vauglin, I.; Koleva, M. (July 2011), "The atmospheric parameters and spectral interpolator for the MILES stars", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 531: A165, arXiv:1104.4952, Bibcode:2011A&A...531A.165P, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201116769.
  9. ^ Royer, F.; et al. (October 2002), "Rotational velocities of A-type stars in the northern hemisphere. II. Measurement of v sin i", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 393: 897–911, arXiv:astro-ph/0205255, Bibcode:2002A&A...393..897R, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20020943.
  10. ^ "iot CrB". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  11. ^ Dubaj, D.; Monier, R.; Alecian, G.; Leblanc, F. (December 2005), Casoli, F.; Contini, T.; Hameury, J.M.; Pagani, L. (eds.), "Abundance determinations for the two components of the spectroscopic binary star HD143807", SF2A-2005: Semaine de l'Astrophysique Francaise, EdP-Sciences: 335, Bibcode:2005sf2a.conf..335D.