Delta Equulei

Stellar classification



  • X -47
  • Y -26
  • Z 26
→ Sol: 60

Object type

  • Spectroscopic binary
  • Star
  • Double or multiple star
  • Infra-Red source
  • High proper-motion Star
  • UV-emission source
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Delta Equulei, Latinized from δ Equulei, is the second brightest star in the constellation Equuleus. Delta Equulei is a binary star system about 60 light years away, with components of class G0 and F5. Their combined magnitude is 4.47, and their absolute magnitude is 3.142. There is controversy as to the exact masses of the stars. One study puts the larger at 1.22 solar masses and the smaller at 1.17, while another pegs them at 1.66 and 1.593. The luminosity of the larger star is calculated to be 2.23 solar, and the smaller to be 2.17.

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