6 Trianguli Iota Trianguli

Stellar classification



  • X -151
  • Y -141
  • Z -205
→ Sol: 291

Object type

  • Double or multiple star
  • Star
  • Ellipsoidal variable Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • Spectroscopic binary
  • UV-emission source
  • Variable Star
  • X-ray source
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Iota Trianguli, Latinized from ι Trianguli, is quadruple star system in constellation of Triangulum. It is approximately 290 light years from Earth.

Both components of ι Trianguli are spectroscopic binaries and the brighter pair is variable. It has been given the variable star designation TZ Trianguli. The variations are due to the ellipsoidal shape of the stars as they rotate, and also it is classified as an RS Canum Venaticorum variable.

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