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107 Aquarii, HD223024, HIP117218, HR9002

107 Aquarii is a blue to white main sequence dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of Aquarius. The description is based on the spectral class. The star can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

107 Aquarii's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Yale Bright Star Catalogue is HR9002. HIP117218 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD223024.

Flamsteed designations are named after the creator, Sir John Flamsteed. Sir John numbered the stars in the constellation with a number and the latin name, this star's Flamsteed designation is 107 Aquarii with it shortened to 107 Aqr.

The Gould star designation is one that was designed by American astronomer, Benjamin Apthorp Gould. Gould stars are predominantly in the Southern and Equatorial constellations but do appear in northern constellations such as Bootes and Orion. The star has the designation 262 G. Aquarii. There are no stars with a Gould designation in Ursa Major for example.

BD number is the number that the star was filed under in the Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung, a star catalogue that was put together by the Bonn Observatory between 1859 to 1903. The star's BD Number is BD-19 6506.

More details on star alternative names can be found at Star Names .

Location of 107 Aquarii

The location of the star in the night sky 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 107 Aquarii, the location is 23h 46m 00.84 and -18° 40` 42.1 .

Proper Motion of 107 Aquarii

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 10.84 ± 1.14 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 130.33 ± 1.05 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards us is -0.70000 km/s with an error of about 0.50 km/s .

107 Aquarii 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 33.80 that I have given is based on the value in the Simbad Hipparcos Extended Catalogue at the University of Strasbourg from 2012.

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of 107 Aquarii

107 Aquarii has a spectral type of F2:V+.... This means the star is a blue to white main sequence dwarf star. The star is 7,389.00 Parsecs from the Galactic Centre or terms of Light Years is 24,100.21 s. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.29 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 7,270 Kelvin.

107 Aquarii Radius has been calculated as being 3.37 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 2,345,887.22.km. If you need the diameter of the star, you just need to multiple the radius by 2. However with the 2007 release of updated Hipparcos files, the radius is now calculated at being round 3.78. The figure is derived at by using the formula from SDSS and has been known to produce widely incorrect figures.

107 Aquarii Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

107 Aquarii has an apparent magnitude of 5.28 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 1.21 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 0.96. 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 107 Aquarii

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 15.37 which gave the calculated distance to 107 Aquarii as 212.21 light years away from Earth or 65.06 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 212.21 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

In 2007, Hipparcos data was revised with a new parallax of 13.66 which put 107 Aquarii at a distance of 238.77 light years or 73.21 parsecs. It should not be taken as though the star is moving closer or further away from us. It is purely that the distance was recalculated.

The star's Galacto-Centric Distance is 7,389.00 Parsecs or 24,100.21 Light Years. The Galacto-Centric Distance is the distance from the star to the Centre of the Galaxy which is Sagittarius A*. 107 Aquarii brightness ranges from a magnitude of 5.380 to a magnitude of 5.350 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.0 days (variability).

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 Metallicity and/or Mass is from the E.U. Exoplanets. The information was obtained as of 12th Feb 2017.

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Primary / Proper / Traditional Name107 Aquarii
Alternative NamesI02 Aqr, HD 223024, HIP 117218, HR 9002, 262 G. Aquarii, 107 Aqr, BD-19 6506
Spectral TypeF2:V+...
Multiple Star SystemYes
Star Type main sequence Dwarf Star
Colour blue to white
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationAquarius
Absolute Magnitude1.21 / 0.96
Visual / Apparent Magnitude5.28
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)23h 46m 00.84
Declination (Dec.)-18° 40` 42.1
Galactic Latitude-72.75 degrees
Galactic Longitude58.82 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth15.37 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 212.21 Light Years
 65.06 Parsecs
2007 Distance from Earth13.66 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 238.77 Light Years
 73.21 Parsecs
Galacto-Centric Distance24,100.21 Light Years / 7,389.00 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.10.84 ± 1.14 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.130.33 ± 1.05 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.29
Radial Velocity-0.70 ± 0.50 km/s
Eccentricity0.13
Semi-Major Axis7374.00
Stellar Luminosity (Lsun)33.80

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Mean Variability Period in Days0.023
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)5.350 - 5.380

Estimated Facts


Calculated Effective Temperature7,270 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

Multi-Star System

The star has been identified as being a multi-star system, one in which there is at least one star in close orbit to another star or two or more stars orbiting a central point. The stars may be of equal mass, unequal mass where one star is stronger than the other or be in groups orbiting a central point which doesn't necessarily have to be a star. More information can be found on my dedicated multiple star systems page. The source of the info is Simbad. The file is dated 2000 so any differences between this and any other source will be down to the actual source from where the information came from.


Proper Motion mas/yr
H.D. IdB.D. IdStar CodeMagnitudeR.A.Dec.SpectrumColourYear
223024-19 6506.0A5.80000144.0000043.00000A5White
B6.80000152.0000039.000001953

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