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10 Leonis Minoris - HD82635 - HIP46952

10 Leonis Minoris is a white to yellow giant star that can be located in the constellation of LeoMinor. 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 Leonis Minoris has alternative name(s), 10 Leonis Minoris.

Location of 10 Leonis Minoris

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 Leonis Minoris, the location is 09h 34m 13.38 and +36 d 23 ` 51.4 .

Physical Properties/View of 10 Leonis Minoris

10 Leonis Minoris has a spectral type of G8III. This means the star is (G) white to yellow coloured (III) giant. 10 Leonis Minoris lies at a distance of 176.11 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 53.96 parsecs away from the Sun.

10 Leonis Minoris has an apparent magnitude of 4.54 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 10 Leonis Minoris has an absolute magnitude of 0.88 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 Leonis Minoris Facts


Traditional Name10 Leonis Minoris
Alternative Name(s)10 Leonis Minoris
Hipparcos Library I.D.46952
Henry Draper Designation82635
Celestial TypeStar
Absolute Magnitude0.88
Apparent Magnitude4.54
Right Ascension (R.A.)09h 34m 13.38
Declination (Dec.)+36 d 23 ` 51.4
Distance from the Sun / Earth176.11 Light Years
Spectral TypeG8III
Colour (G) white to yellow
Star Type (III) giant.
Variable Star ClassConstant, non-variable
Calculated Temperature Range5,200.00 - 6,000.00


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