Beta Trianguli (star)

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Beta Trianguli
Spectral A5 III/IV
Type Subgiant/Giant
Multiple Binary
Luminosity LSol
Absolute magnitude
Mag Terra 3.00
Temperature 8185° K
Mass 3.5 MSol
Radius 4 RSol
Companion Beta Trianguli B

The star Beta Trianguli is a blue-white star of spectral type A5 whose luminosity class is borderline between the subgiant and giant classification.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Beta Trianguli has a companion star in an eccentric orbit (e = 0.43) lying at approximately 5 AU distant from the primary. Its orbital period is 31.39 days.

  • The system emits an excess of infrared radiation which can be explained by a circum-binary ring of dust about the pair. The dust emits infrared radiation at a blackbody temperature of about 100 K, and extends from 50 to 400 AU away from the two stars.
  • The Beta Trianguli star system lies approximately 38.9pc from Terra, and is located in a Rimspinward/Spinward direction from Terra at bearing 140.5o Galactic Longitude and -25.2o South Galactic Latitude.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Beta Trianguli is the primary star of the world Beta Trianguli/Rangiriri (Canopus 2116).

Image Repository[edit]

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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