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10 Canum Venaticorum - HD110897 - HIP62207

10 Canum Venaticorum is a white to yellow main sequence dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of CanesVenatici. 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. 10 Canum Venaticorum has alternative name(s), 10 Canum Venaticorum.

Location of 10 Canum Venaticorum

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 10 Canum Venaticorum, the location is 12h 44m 59.68 and +39 d 16 ` 42.9 .

Physical Properties/View of 10 Canum Venaticorum

10 Canum Venaticorum has a spectral type of G0V. This means the star is (G) white to yellow coloured (V) main sequence (dwarf star). 10 Canum Venaticorum lies at a distance of 56.66 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 17.17 parsecs away from the Sun.

10 Canum Venaticorum has an apparent magnitude of 5.95 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 10 Canum Venaticorum has an absolute magnitude of 4.75 which is the apparent magnitude of an object if it were 32.6 light years away or 10 parsecs from Earth. 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 5200 and 6000 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.

10 Canum Venaticorum Facts

Traditional Name10 Canum Venaticorum
Alternative Name(s)10 Canum Venaticorum
Hipparcos Library I.D.62207
Henry Draper Designation110897
Celestial TypeStar
Absolute Magnitude4.75
Apparent Magnitude5.95
Right Ascension (R.A.)12h 44m 59.68
Declination (Dec.)+39 d 16 ` 42.9
Distance from the Sun / Earth56.66 Light Years
Spectral TypeG0V
Colour (G) white to yellow
Star Type (IV) subgiant.
Variable Star ClassConstant, non-variable
Calculated Temperature Range5,200.00 - 6,000.00

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