Peacock

(PEE-kok)

Alpha Pavonis

Peacock

Distance (Light Years) 183 ± 7
Apparent Magnitude 1.94
Color (B-V)-0.2

Names For This Star

According to Lynne Marie Stockman, the name "Peacock" is a coinage of Great Britain's H. M. Nautical Almanac Office. See HMNAO Star Names for the story.

Description of the Star

Peacock is a hot, blue B2IV subgiant star about 4.7 times the diameter of the sun and about 450 times the luminosity.

Spectral analysis indicates a companion consisting of a type B star in an 11.75 day orbit.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed


Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

100751

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

7790

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

193924

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

CP-57 9674
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
246574

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

764
 

 


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