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10 G. Sgr - HD163318 - HIP87836

10 G. Sgr is a blue subgiant star that can be located in the constellation of Sagittarius. HIP87836 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD163318. The Id of the star in the Gould Star Catalogue is 10. 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 10 G. Sgr

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 G. Sgr, the location is 17h 56m 41.82 and -28 d 03`55.3 .

Proper Motion of 10 G. Sgr

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 -018.00 ± 000.00 towards the north and 031.00 ± 000.00 east if we saw them in the horizon.

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature, Radius) of 10 G. Sgr

10 G. Sgr has a spectral type of A7III/IV. This means the star is a blue coloured subgiant star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.2 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 7,767 Kelvin.

10 G. Sgr has been calculated as 1.81 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 1,261,417.74.km.

10 G. Sgr Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

10 G. Sgr has an apparent magnitude of 5.76 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 2.27 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 2.15. 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 10 G. Sgr

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 20.00 which gave the calculated distance to 10 G. Sgr as 163.08 light years away from us or 50 parsecs. In 2007, Hipparcos data was revised with a new parallax of 19.00 which put 10 G. Sgr at a distance of 171.66 light years or 52.63 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.

10 G. Sgr Facts


Traditional Name10 G. Sgr
Hipparcos Library I.D.87836
Gould I.D.10
Henry Draper Designation163318
Celestial TypeStar
Absolute Magnitude2.27 / 2.15
Apparent Magnitude5.76
Right Ascension (R.A.)17h 56m 41.82
Declination (Dec.)-28 d 03`55.3
1997 Distance20.00 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 163.08 Light Years
 50 Parsecs
2007 Distance19.00 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 171.66 Light Years
 52.63 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.-18.00 ± 0.00 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.31.00 ± 0.00 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.20
Spectral TypeA7III/IV
Colour(A) blue
Star Typesubgiant star
Radius (x the Sun)1.81
Calculated Effective Temperature7,767 Kelvin


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