10 Aql

10 Aquilae
Aquila constellation map.svg
Red circle.svg
Location of 10 Aquilae (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Aquila
Right ascension  18h 58m 46.92419s[1]
Declination +13° 54′ 23.9354″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.893[2]
Spectral type F0 p Sr Eu[3]
U−B color index +0.100[2]
B−V color index +0.257[2]
Variable type roAp[4]
Radial velocity (Rv)+14.5[5] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +1.01[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -51.11[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)13.45 ± 0.67[1] mas
Distance240 ± 10 ly
(74 ± 4 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)+2.69[6]
Mass1.39 ± 0.07[7] M
Radius2.46 ± 0.06[7] R
Luminosity17.73 ± 0.88[7] L
Surface gravity (log g)3.8[7] cgs
Temperature7,550[7] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]+0.55 ± 0.17[8] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i)+18[9] km/s
Other designations
10 Aql, V1286 Aquilae, BD+13°3838, HD 176232, HIP 93179, HR 7167, SAO 104303
Database references

10 Aquilae (abbreviated 10 Aql) is a star in the equatorial constellation of Aquila. 10 Aquilae is the Flamsteed designation. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 5.9[2] and thus is a faint star that is just visible to the naked eye in dark skies. The brightness of this star is diminished by 0.17 in visual magnitude from extinction caused by interstellar gas and dust.[8] Based on an annual parallax shift of 13.45 mas, the distance to this star is around 240 light-years (74 parsecs).

The outer envelope of this star has an effective temperature of 7,550 K, giving it the yellow-white hued glow of an F-type star.[10] It is a type of chemically peculiar star known as an Ap star, as indicated by the 'p' in the stellar classification.

10 Aql was described as a variable star in 1973 and a period of six days was suggested.[11] Its small amplitude, period, chemical peculiarity, and position in the H–R diagram indicated that it may be an α2 CVn variable and it was given this classification in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars, along with the variable star designation V1286 Aquilae.[12] Later studies showed that the period was spurious and several very short pulsation periods were found: 11.6, 12.0, and 13.4 minutes. This indicated that 10 Aql was a member of the new rapidly oscillating Ap star class.[13]


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  6. ^ Ryabchikova, T. A.; Savanov, I. S.; Hatzes, A. P.; Weiss, W. W.; Handler, G. (2000). "Abundance analyses of ro Ap stars. VI. 10 Aql and HD 122970". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 357: 981. Bibcode:2000A&A...357..981R.
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  11. ^ Guerrero, G.; Mantegazza, L. (1973). "The photometric variability of Ap STAR 10 AQL". Memorie della Società Astronomia Italiana. 44: 377. Bibcode:1973MmSAI..44..377G.
  12. ^ Samus, N. N.; Durlevich, O. V.; et al. (2009). "VizieR Online Data Catalog: General Catalogue of Variable Stars (Samus+ 2007-2013)". VizieR On-line Data Catalog: B/gcvs. Originally Published in: 2009yCat....102025S. 1. Bibcode:2009yCat....102025S.
  13. ^ Heller, Clayton H.; Kramer, Karen S. (1990). "A frequency analysis of the new rapidly oscillating AP star 10 Aquilae". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 244: 372. Bibcode:1990MNRAS.244..372H.

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