Mu Normae

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μ Normae
Norma constellation map.svg
Red circle.svg
Location of μ Nor (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0       Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Norma
Right ascension 16h 34m 05.02028s [1]
Declination −44° 02′ 43.1281″ [1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.91 [2] (4.87 - 4.98 [3])
Spectral type O9.7Iab [4]
Apparent magnitude (U) 4.05 [5]
Apparent magnitude (B) 4.99 [5]
Apparent magnitude (J) 4.74 [5]
Apparent magnitude (H) 4.679 [6]
Apparent magnitude (K) 4.612 [6]
U−B color index −0.84 [5]
B−V color index +0.05 [5]
Variable type Suspected α Cygni [3]
Radial velocity (Rv)+6.30 [7] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: 0.02 [1]  mas/ yr
Dec.: −1.98 [1]  mas/ yr
Parallax (π)0.78 ± 0.33 [1]  mas
Distance1,000 [8]  pc
Absolute magnitude (MV)-6.45 [2]
Details [9]
Mass33.3 [10]  M
Radius25 [2]  R
Luminosity (bolometric)339,000 [2]  L
Surface gravity (log g)2.90 [2]  cgs
Temperature28,000 [2]  K
Rotational velocity (v sin i)57 [2] km/s
Age4.7 [10]  Myr
Other designations
Mu Normae, HD 149038, HR 6155, HIP 81122, CD−43°10900
Database references

μ Normae, Latinised as Mu Normae, is a blue supergiant star of spectral type O9.7 Iab, located in the constellation of Norma.

It shines as bright as 339,000 suns and is weighs 40 solar masses. It varies in visual magnitude between 4.87 and 4.98, and is suspected of being an Alpha Cygni variable, which are named after Deneb.

It is in the same direction and at the same distance as the faint open cluster NGC 6169, although it is brighter than the combined magnitude of all the other stars in the cluster. It was considered the prototype of the μ Normae class of open clusters by Collinder. [11]


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