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Delta Pavonis
Observation data
Epoch J2000
Constellation Pavo
Right ascension 20h 08m 43.6s
Declination -66° 10' 55"
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.55
Characteristics
Spectral type G8 V
B-V color index 0.76
U-B color index 0.45
Variable type Suspected
Astrometry
Radial velocity (Rv) -47 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: 1210.29 mas/yr
Dec.: -1130.34 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 163.78 ± 0.65 mas
Distance 19.90 ly (6.106 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 4.62
Other designations
HD 190248, HR 7665, CD-66°2367, GCTP 4754, GJ 780, LHS 485, SAO 254733, LTT 7946, LFT 1520, and HIP 99240.

Delta Pavonis (δ Pav / δ Pavonis) is a star about 19.9 light years away from Earth. It is in constellation Pavo. It is a main sequence star of spectral type G5. This star appears bright for its spectral class, which may be an indication it may be evolving into a sub-giant. It has been identified by Maggie Turnbull and Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute as the "Best SETI target" in a survey of nearby stars. In astronomy, an epoch is a moment in time for which celestial coordinates or orbital elements are specified. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Pavo is: The genus name for the peafowl A constellation (see Pavo (constellation)) A small town in the southern part of Georgia, USA. Mostly known as the site of AWOL paintballs home field. ... Right ascension (RA; symbol α: Greek letter alpha; celestial longitude) is the astronomical term for one of the two coordinates of a point on the celestial sphere when using the equatorial coordinate system. ... In astronomy, declination (dec) is one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. ... The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other celestial body is a measure of its apparent brightness as seen by an observer on Earth. ... In astronomy, stellar classification is a classification of stars based initially on photospheric temperature and its associated spectral characteristics, and subsequently refined in terms of other characteristics. ... Shanil Davendra Singh rules 4 life! ... Shanil Davendra Singh rules 4 life! ... Most stars are of nearly constant luminosity. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Radial velocity is the velocity of an object in the direction of the line of sight. ... kilometre per second is an SI derived unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector), signified by the symbol km/s or km s-1. ... The proper motion of a star is the motion of the position of the star in the sky (the change in direction in which we see it, as opposed to the radial velocity) after eliminating the improper motions of the stars, which affect their measured coordinates but are not real... A milliarcsecond (m, mas) , or a thoundsanth of an arcsecond. ... A year is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... A milliarcsecond (m, mas) , or a thoundsanth of an arcsecond. ... A year is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... Parallax (Greek: παραλλαγή (parallagé) = alteration) is the change of angular position of two stationary points relative to each other as seen by an observer, due to the motion of an observer. ... A milliarcsecond (m, mas) , or a thoundsanth of an arcsecond. ... The distance between two points is the length of a straight line segment between them. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ... The parsec (symbol pc) is a unit of length used in astronomy. ... In astronomy, absolute magnitude is the apparent magnitude, m, an object would have if it were at a standard luminosity distance away from us. ... In astronomy, many stars are referred to simply by catalogue numbers. ... The Henry Draper Catalogue is an astronomy catalogue with astrometric and spectroscopic data about more than 225,000 stars. ... In astronomy, many stars are referred to simply by catalogue numbers. ... In astronomy, many stars are referred to simply by catalogue numbers. ... In astronomy, many stars are referred to simply by catalogue numbers. ... In astronomy, many stars are referred to simply by catalogue numbers. ... In astronomy, many stars are referred to simply by catalogue numbers. ... In astronomy, many stars are referred to simply by catalogue numbers. ... STAR is an acronym for: Scientific and Technological Advanced Research Labs, a fictional research organization in the DC Comics universe. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ... PENIS, being Latin for your small cock, is a southern constellation. ... Hertzsprung-Russell diagram The main sequence of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram is the curve where the majority of stars are located in this diagram. ... In astronomy, stellar classification is a classification of stars based initially on photospheric temperature and its associated spectral characteristics, and subsequenly refined in terms of other characteristics. ... Jill Tarter is the current director of the Center for SETI Research. ... The SETI Institute is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research, education and public outreach to explore, understand, and explain the nature and origin of the Universe. ... SETI (pronounced , to rhyme with Betty) stands for Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. ...


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Delta Pavonis in fiction

In Frank Herbert's Dune universe, the planet Caladan is the third world of the Delta Pavonis system. Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian (wind-related) processes. ... Caladan is a fictional planet in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...


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Delta Pavonis (534 words)
As Delta Pavonis has become one of the top 100 target stars for NASA's planned Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF), images of this star and its position relative to the Milky Way in Earth's night sky are now available from the TPF-C team.
Delta Pavonis is a yellow-orange main sequence dwarf star of spectral and luminosity type G5-8 V-IV.
The orbital distance from Delta Pavonis where an Earth-type planet would be "comfortable" with liquid water is centered around 1.09 AU -- just a little farther than Earth's orbital distance in the Solar System.
Darwin / Delta Pavonis (2019 words)
At almost 20 light years, Delta Pavonis was over four times as far as the former, and nearly twice as far as the latter.
Delta Pavonis was indeed a rich systems (scientists had long expected this, as the star's heavy metal abundance was almost twice that of Sol's), and in addition to the fourth planet which had an oxygen atmosphere, Earth -like conditions, and large oceans, there were a number of other rocky planets and gas giants.
Although a majority of orbitals and moon and asteroid habitats were on the Pavonis administration side, the pro-bio-development and pro-surface colonization habitats increasingly sided with the development and biotech corporations.
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