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126 G. Pup - HD61227 - HIP37089

126 G. Pup is a blue to white less luminour supergiant star that can be located in the constellation of Puppis. 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. The Id of the star in the Gould Star Catalogue is . 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 126 G. Pup

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 126 G. Pup, the location is 07h 37m 16.93 and -23 d 46`31.5 .

Physical Properties/View of 126 G. Pup

126 G. Pup has a spectral type of F0Ib. This means the star is (F) blue to white coloured (Ib) less luminous supergiant. 126 G. Pup lies at a distance of 40,770.42 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 12,499.87 parsecs away from the Sun.

126 G. Pup has an apparent magnitude of 6.34 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 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 6000 and 7500 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.

126 G. Pup Facts

Traditional Name126 G. Pup
Hipparcos Library I.D.37089
Gould I.D.126
Henry Draper Designation61227
Celestial TypeStar
Apparent Magnitude6.34
Right Ascension (R.A.)07h 37m 16.93
Declination (Dec.)-23 d 46`31.5
Distance from the Sun / Earth40,770.42 Light Years
Spectral TypeF0Ib
Colour (F) blue to white
Star Type (Ib) less luminous supergiant.
Variable Star ClassConstant, non-variable
Calculated Temperature Range6,000.00 - 7,500.00

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