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HD 4391

HD 4391 is a star in the constellation Phoenix that is located at a distance of 48.7 light years from the Sun. It has a stellar classification of G3V, which is a G-type main sequence star. The physical properties of this star are similar to the Sun, making it a solar analog. However, it is believed to have 22% greater mass than the Sun and is only 1.2 billion years old.[6] The spectrum for this star displays an abnormally low level of beryllium, which may be caused by some type of mixing process.[7]

Presently, no planet has been detected in orbit around this star.[6] Nor does it emit a statistically significant excess of infrared radiation that might indicate a debris disk.[8] However, it has two optical companions, at least one of which may share a common proper motion through space with HD 4391.[9]


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9. ^ Raghavan, Deepak (2009). "A Survey of Stellar Families". Georgia State University. http://www.chara.gsu.edu/~raghavan/dissertation/Dissertation_Main_thru_AppendixA.pdf. Retrieved 2010-07-13.

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