AB Pictoris

Stellar classification



  • X 134
  • Y -68
  • Z -7
→ Sol: 150

Object type

  • Variable of BY Dra type
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • Pre-main sequence Star
  • UV-emission source
  • Variable Star
  • X-ray source
simbad:V* AB Pic


AB Pictoris (abbreviated AB Pic, also catalogued as HD 44627) is a K-type star, approximately 148 light-years away in the constellation of Pictor. It has been identified as a member of the young (30 million years old) Tucana–Horologium association. The star has also been classified as a BY Draconis variable. In 2005 it was announced that an astronomical object (AB Pictoris b, abbreviated AB Pic b) had been imaged in 2003 and 2004 close to and apparently in orbit around the star. Its mass suggests that it is at the borderline between being a brown dwarf or a planet.

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "AB Pictoris", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.