10 Tauri

light-years
Proper names: 10 Tauri
Catalog numbers:
     Gliese (Gl) 147, Henry Draper (HD) 22484, Bonner Durchmusterung (BD) -0572 , Luyten Half-Second (LHS) 1569, Hipparcos Input Catalog (HIC) 16852, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) 111292, Fifth Fundamental Catalogue (FK5) 1101, Hoffleit Bright Star (HR) 1101
Age: 5900 million years
Source for age: B. Edvardsson et al., "Chemical Evolution of the Galactic Disc", A&AP 275
Heavy element abundance: 120% of Sol
Standard error in heavy element abundance: 32%
Source for heavy element abundance: Strobel [Fe/H] Determinations
Arity: possible spectroscopic binary
Points of interest:
     B. Edvardsson et al. calculated a heavy element abundance of 63% of Sol for this star, based on their measurement of an iron-to-hydrogen ratio of 78% of the Solar value.  Don C. Barry lists an age of 8400 million years.

Right Ascension and Declination: 3h36m52.376s, +0°24'5.89" (epoch 2000.0)
Distance from Sol: 44.7 light-years (13.7 parsecs)
Standard error in distance: 1.0588%
Source for distance: Hipparcos
Celestial (X,Y,Z) coordinates in ly: 26.2, 36.3, 0.31
Galactic (X,Y,Z) coordinates in ly: -33.6, -3.23, -29.4
Proper motion: 0.535 arcsec/yr (206.1° from north)
Radial Velocity: 27.9 km/sec
Source for proper motion and radial velocity: Gliese
Galactic (U,V,W) velocity components in km/s: 0.98, -15.1, -41.9

What do all these fields mean?


Spectral class: F8
Luminosity Class: V
Apparent visual magnitude: +4.29
Absolute visual magnitude: +3.61
Visual luminosity: 3.14 x Sol
Color indices: B-V= +0.57
Mass: 1.6 x Sol
Diameter: 1.62 x Sol
Source for diameter: Apparent Diameters and Absolute Radii of Stars (Fracassini+ 1988)
Comfort Zone (visual): 1.77 A.U.s
Orbital period in CZ: 1.86662 years
Tidal index in CZ: 0.287004
Angular size of star in sky in CZ: 0.487645 degrees

light-years
but not more than light-years away
Data for this star system were most recently updated on 11-May-2001.