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109 G. Oph - HD156227 - HIP84524

109 G. Oph is an orange to red less luminous star that can be located in the constellation of Ophiuchus. HIP84524 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD156227. The Id of the star in the Gould Star Catalogue is 109. 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 109 G. Oph

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 109 G. Oph, the location is 17h 16m 42.75 and -06 d 14`41.8 .

Proper Motion of 109 G. Oph

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 -007.00 ± 000.00 towards the north and -010.00 ± 000.00 east if we saw them in the horizon.

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature, Radius) of 109 G. Oph

109 G. Oph has a spectral type of K0. This means the star is an orange to red coloured less luminous star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 1.1 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 4,762 Kelvin.

109 G. Oph has been calculated as 10.41 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 7,241,076.86.km.

109 G. Oph Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

109 G. Oph has an apparent magnitude of 6.08 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 0.60 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 0.85. 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 109 G. Oph

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 8.00 which gave the calculated distance to 109 G. Oph as 407.70 light years away from us or 125 parsecs. In 2007, Hipparcos data was revised with a new parallax of 9.00 which put 109 G. Oph at a distance of 362.40 light years or 111.11 parsecs.

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.

109 G. Oph Facts


Traditional Name109 G. Oph
Hipparcos Library I.D.84524
Gould I.D.109
Henry Draper Designation156227
Celestial TypeStar
Absolute Magnitude0.60 / 0.85
Apparent Magnitude6.08
Right Ascension (R.A.)17h 16m 42.75
Declination (Dec.)-06 d 14`41.8
1997 Distance8.00 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 407.70 Light Years
 125 Parsecs
2007 Distance9.00 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 362.40 Light Years
 111.11 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.-7.00 ± 0.00 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-10.00 ± 0.00 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index1.10
Spectral TypeK0
Colour(K) Orange to Red
Star Typeless luminous star
Radius (x the Sun)10.41
Calculated Effective Temperature4,762 Kelvin


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