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104 G. Hya - HD79066 - HIP45150

104 G. Hya is a blue subgiant star that can be located in the constellation of Hydra. HIP is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD. The Id of the star in the Gould Star Catalogue is . Stars in the southern hemisphere are more likely to have a Gould Id than the northern hemisphere. For example, there are no Gould classified stars in Ursa Major.

Location of 104 G. Hya

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 from celestial equator. The Declination is how up or down compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For 104 G. Hya, the location is 09h 11m 55.69 and +05 d 28`07.2 .

Physical Properties/View of 104 G. Hya

104 G. Hya has a spectral type of A9IVe.... This means the star is (A) blue coloured (IV) subgiant. 104 G. Hya lies at a distance of 165.99 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 50.59 parsecs away from the Sun.

104 G. Hya has an apparent magnitude of 6.34 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 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. The stars temperature has been calculated at between 7500 and 10000 based on the Class Type and lookup at Wikipedia-Stellar Classification

Source of Information

The source of the information came 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.

104 G. Hya Facts


Traditional Name104 G. Hya
Hipparcos Library I.D.45150
Gould I.D.104
Henry Draper Designation79066
Celestial TypeStar
Apparent Magnitude6.34
Right Ascension (R.A.)09h 11m 55.69
Declination (Dec.)+05 d 28`07.2
Distance from the Sun / Earth165.99 Light Years
Spectral TypeA9IVe...
Colour (A) blue
Star Type (VI) subdwarf star.
Variable Star ClassConstant, non-variable
Calculated Temperature Range7,500.00 - 10,000.00


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