Hamashta (p Eridani)
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The two stars of Hamashta

Hamashta System - Data Panel

SystemName: Hamashta
Components: 2
1) Haomeda (p Eridani A)
2) Tikhouno (p Eridani B)
- Distance from Hwii: 6.338 ly (J2000)
- Distance from Sol: 26.73 ly (J2000)
- Constellation: Eridanus
HaomedaNames: Haomeda, p Eridani A, Gliese 66 A (GJ 66 A), HD 10360, HIP 7751 A, HR 486
Physical characteristics:
- Mass: 0.78 x Sol
- Radius: 0.76 x Sol
- Temperature: 5,083 Kelvin
- Luminosity: 0.35 x Sol (bolometric)
- Spectral type: K2 V
- Rotation period: 30 days
- Age: 4.94 billion years
TikhounoNames: Tikhouno, p Eridani B, Gliese 66 B (GJ 66 B), HD 10361, HIP 7751 B, HR 487
Physical characteristics:
- Mass: 0.77 x Sol
- Radius: 0.72 x Sol
- Temperature: 5,073 Kelvin
- Luminosity: 0.31 x Sol (bolometric)
- Spectral type: K2 V
- Age: 4.94 billion years
Binary orbitOrbital characteristics:
- Average separation: 65.3 AU
- Orbital period: 493.3 years
- Eccentricity: 0.499
Orange dwarf double system, a former member of Eridanus League.

Refugees from the Great Expulsion from Earth departed the Solar System in 692 AT in the Shorelark, a Skylark class ship, assisted by the Goddess of Earth (GAIA). They reached p Eridani in 820 AT, constructed several rotating space habitats and colonised a number of small planetoids. They gave the star and system the name Hamashta.

Hamashta joined the Eridanus League in 846 AT, and sent system control ships to Eunchong to help suppress a rebellion in 1440.

On the breakup of the League, it joined the NoCoZo. Starting in 6509 AT, a program of building Bishop Rings was commenced, and this system now contains forty-two examples of this kind of megastructure.
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Text by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 05 October 2016.

System data panel and additional information added by The Astronomer + Name changed to 'Hamashta' 2021