Astrophysics (index)

DQ Tau

(young binary star system)

DQ Tau is a non-eclipsing Double-Line Spectroscopic Binary of young (T Tauri) stars on the order of 0.65 solar masses, about 140 Parsecs (pc) distant, orbiting with a period of 15 days with high Eccentricity (e) that nears 8 radii at its smallest. It has been studied for X-ray Emissions attributed to the orbit's effect on their colliding Magnetospheres.

(star,binary star,magnetosphere,eccentricity)
/Lookback Years
~0140pc460lyDQ Tau