Fomalhaut (star)

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Fomalhaut A
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Spectral A3 V
Type Main Sequence
Multiple Trinary
Luminosity 16.63 LSol
Absolute magnitude 1.72
Mag Terra 1.16
Temperature 8590° K
Mass 1.92 MSol
Fomalhaut B (TW Piscis Austrini)
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Spectral K5 Vp
Type Main Sequence
Luminosity 0.19 LSol
Absolute magnitude 7.08
Mag Terra 6.48
Temperature 4710° K
Mass 0.725 MSol
Fomalhaut C (LP 876-10)
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Spectral M4 V
Type Main Sequence
Luminosity LSol
Absolute magnitude
Mag Terra 12.618
Temperature ° K

The star Fomalhaut (otherwise known as Alpha Piscis Austrini), is a trinary star system in the Dingir Subsector that belongs to the Castor Moving Group.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Fomalhaut's primary (Fomalhaut A) is a blue-white main sequence star, with a yellow-orange BY Draconis-type variable main sequence companion star (Fomalhaut B, also known as TW Piscis Austrini) lying at a distance of 0.28pc from the primary star. A second very far companion of spectral type M4 V, Fomalhaut C (also known as LP 876-10) also shares a common proper motion with the system, despite its distance of 0.77pc from the primary.

  • Fomalhaut A is surrounded by several debris disks. The inner disk lies at about 0.1 AU from the star, with the inner edge of a second disk lying at 0.4-1.0 AU from the star. The outermost disk lies at a distance of 133 AU in a belt about 25 AU wide (and is sometimes referred to as "Fomalhaut's Kuiper belt").
  • Fomalhaut C is surrounded by its own debris disk.

The Fomalhaut star system is approximately 7.7pc from Terra, and is located in a Coreward/Corespinward direction from Terra at bearing 020.5o Galactic Longitude and -64.9o South Galactic Latitude.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Fomalhaut is the primary star of the world Fomalhaut/Dingir (Solomani Rim 1024).

Image Repository[edit]

TravellerMap (T5SS):
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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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