85 Pegasi

Stellar classification



  • X -31
  • Y -22
  • Z -11
→ Sol: 40

Object type

  • Spectroscopic binary
  • Star
  • Double or multiple star
  • Infra-Red source
  • High proper-motion Star
  • Rotationally variable Star
  • UV-emission source
  • Variable Star
  • X-ray source
simbad:* 85 Peg


85 Pegasi is a multiple star system 39.5 light years away in the constellation of Pegasus. The primary component is sixth magnitude 85 Pegasi A, which is a yellow dwarf like the Sun. The secondary component, 85 Pegasi B, is a ninth magnitude orange dwarf that takes 26.28 years to orbit at 10.3 AU around the primary in an elliptical orbit. The orbital distance ranges from 6.4 AU at periastron to 14.2 AU at apastron. 85 Pegasi B may itself be a binary, with a close, faint red dwarf companion (designated 85 Pegasi Bb) separated by 2 AU from the primary (designated 85 Pegasi Ba). The mass would be 11% solar mass (M). All components in the star system including Star A are smaller, cooler and less massive, luminous, and metallic than the Sun and 51 Pegasi.

An infrared excess has been detected around the primary, most likely indicating the presence of a circumstellar disk at a radius of more than 97 AU. The temperature of this dust is below 25 K.

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