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100 Piscium - HD9656 - HIP7364

100 Piscium is a blue main sequence dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of Pisces. HIP7364 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD9656. 100 Piscium has alternative name(s), 100 Piscium , 100 Psc. 100 Piscium is a multiple star system with 2 stars orbiting in its solar system.

Location of 100 Piscium

The location of the star in the galaxy is determined by the Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.), these are equivalent to the Longitude and Latitude on the Earth. The Right Ascension is how far expressed in time (hh:mm:ss) the star is along the celestial equator. If the R.A. is positive then its eastwards. The Declination is how far north or south the star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For 100 Piscium, the location is 01h 34m 51.61 and +12d33`31.2 .

Proper Motion of 100 Piscium

All stars like planets orbit round a central spot, in the case of planets, its the central star such as the Sun. In the case of a star, its the galactic centre. The constellations that we see today will be different than they were 50,000 years ago or 50,000 years from now. Proper Motion details the movements of these stars and are measured in milliarcseconds. The star is moving -006.98 ± 001.31 towards the north and 020.09 ± 002.12 east if we saw them in the horizon.

100 Piscium Luminosity

Luminosity is the amount of energy that a star pumps out and its relative to the amount that our star, the Sun gives out. The figure of 14.0000000 that I have given is based on the Spectral Types page that I have found on the Internet. You might find a different figure, one that may have been calculated rather than generalised that I have done. The figure is always the amount times the luminosity of the Sun. It is an imprecise figure because of a number of factors including but not limited to whether the star is a variable star and distance.

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature, Radius) of 100 Piscium

100 Piscium has a spectral type of A3V. This means the star is a blue coloured main sequence dwarf star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.19 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 7,827 Kelvin.

100 Piscium has been calculated as 1.48 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 1,028,420.80.km.

100 Piscium Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

100 Piscium has an apparent magnitude of 7.28 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. If you used the 1997 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 2.68 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 0.46. Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number.

Distance to 100 Piscium

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 12.00 which gave the calculated distance to 100 Piscium as 271.80 light years away from Earth or 83.33 parsecs. In 2007, Hipparcos data was revised with a new parallax of 4.32 which put 100 Piscium at a distance of 755.01 light years or 231.48 parsecs.

It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 271.80 years using the 1997 distance to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

Source of Information

The source of the information if it has a Hip I.D. is from Simbad, the Hipparcos data library based at the University at Strasbourg, France. Hipparcos was a E.S.A. satellite operation launched in 1989 for four years. The items in red are values that I've calculated so they could well be wrong. Information regarding Stellar Age, Metallicity or Mass is from the E.U. Exoplanets. The information was obtained as of 12th Feb 2017.

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100 Piscium Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional Name100 Piscium
Short Name100 Psc
Alternative Name(s)100 Piscium
Hipparcos Library I.D.7364
Bonner DurchmusterungBD+11 201
Henry Draper Designation9656

Visual Facts

Star Typemain sequence dwarf star
Absolute Magnitude2.68 / 0.46
Apparent Magnitude7.28
Right Ascension (R.A.)01h 34m 51.61
Declination (Dec.)+12d33`31.2
1997 Distance from Earth12.00 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 271.80 Light Years
 83.33 Parsecs
2007 Distance from Earth4.32 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 755.01 Light Years
 231.48 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.-6.98 ± 1.31 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.20.09 ± 2.12 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.19
Spectral TypeA3V
Colour(A) blue
Stars in Solar System2

Estimated Facts

Radius (x the Sun)1.48
Luminosity (x the Sun)14.0000000
Calculated Effective Temperature7,827 Kelvin

Sources and Links

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