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10 Vulpeculae - HD186486 - HIP97077

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

Location of 10 Vulpeculae

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 Vulpeculae, the location is 19h 43m 42.92 and +25 d 46 ` 18.7 .

Physical Properties/View of 10 Vulpeculae

10 Vulpeculae has a spectral type of G8III. This means the star is (G) white to yellow coloured (III) giant. 10 Vulpeculae lies at a distance of 356.46 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 109.15 parsecs away from the Sun.

10 Vulpeculae has an apparent magnitude of 5.50 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 10 Vulpeculae has an absolute magnitude of 0.31 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 Vulpeculae Facts


Traditional Name10 Vulpeculae
Alternative Name(s)10 Vulpeculae
Hipparcos Library I.D.97077
Henry Draper Designation186486
Celestial TypeStar
Absolute Magnitude0.31
Apparent Magnitude5.50
Right Ascension (R.A.)19h 43m 42.92
Declination (Dec.)+25 d 46 ` 18.7
Distance from the Sun / Earth356.46 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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