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Tau9 Eridani

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Magnitude  4.63
Apparent magnitude (V)  4.63
Constellation  Eridanus
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Tau9 Eridani (τ9 Eri) is a binary star in the constellation Eridanus. It is visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of 4.63. The distance to this system can be estimated using the parallax method, which yields a value of roughly 327 light years.

This is a single-lined spectroscopic binary system with an orbital period of 5.9537 days and an eccentricity of 0.1. The primary component, τ9 Eri A, is a magnetic chemically peculiar star with a stellar classification of B9.5V Si, indicating that it is a B-type main sequence star that shows abundance anomalies in its silicon absorption lines. It is an Alpha² Canum Venaticorum variable with a rotational periodicity of 5.954 days. The averaged strength of the stellar effective magnetic field is 7002240600000000000♠240.6±91.0 G.

Tau9 Eridani A has an estimated 326% the mass of the Sun and 3.1 times the Sun's radius. It shines with 166 times the solar luminosity from a outer atmosphere at an effective temperature of 10,866 K. The star is spinning with a projected rotational velocity of 30 km/s.


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