Monday, October 15, 2007

ksi Bootis AB

Star type
g A: G8
g B: K4

Distance from Earth
g 21.85 ly

Star Service No.
g NA

g A: NA
g B: NA

Diameter/Mass/Temp (xSol)
g A: NA; 82.8%; 5500 K
g B: NA; 67%; NA

Brightness (xSol)
g A: 51.7%; a variable star, it brightens and dims by amout 50% over a period of 10 days due to large star spots; in addition, it is a UV Ceti type flare star, shooting irrregular flares larger than our sun's
g B: 64.6%

g A: NA
g B: NA

Comparison to Sol
g A: See chart (similar to Sol)
g B: See chart (similar to Alpha Centauri B)

Picture of star
g NA

Star system features
g NA

Known planets
g A: NA
g B: NA

Habitable zone
g A: NA
g B: NA

Orbital map
g Stars on average are about 30 AU apart

View from star
g NA

Nearby stars
(Star systems with 10 light years)
g NA

Map locating star system
g See animation

Location in Earth sky
g In constellation Bootes

Other names
g A: GJ 566 A, Xi Bootes A, XI Boo, HD 131156, HIP 72659, BD +19° 2870, YPC 3360.00
g B: GJ 566 B, Xi Bootes B

Sci-fi mentions
g NA

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