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10 Comae Berenices - HD107276 - HIP60123

10 Comae Berenices is a blue less luminour star that can be located in the constellation of ComaBerenices. 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.

Location of 10 Comae Berenices

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 Comae Berenices, the location is 12h 19m 50.63 and +28 d 27 ` 51.8 .

Physical Properties/View of 10 Comae Berenices

10 Comae Berenices has a spectral type of Am. This means the star is (A) blue coloured 10 Comae Berenices lies at a distance of 296.24 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 90.75 parsecs away from the Sun.

10 Comae Berenices has an apparent magnitude of 6.64 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 10 Comae Berenices has an absolute magnitude of 1.85 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 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.

10 Comae Berenices Facts


Traditional Name10 Comae Berenices
Hipparcos Library I.D.60123
Henry Draper Designation107276
Celestial TypeStar
Absolute Magnitude1.85
Apparent Magnitude6.64
Right Ascension (R.A.)12h 19m 50.63
Declination (Dec.)+28 d 27 ` 51.8
Distance from the Sun / Earth296.24 Light Years
Spectral TypeAm
Colour (A) blue
Star Type Undetermined
Variable Star ClassConstant, non-variable
Calculated Temperature Range7,500.00 - 10,000.00


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