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12 Comae Berenices - HD107700 - HIP60351

12 Comae Berenices is a blue to white 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. 12 Comae Berenices has alternative name(s), 12 Comae Berenices.

Location of 12 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 12 Comae Berenices, the location is 12h 22m 30.32 and +25 d 50 ` 46.3 .

Physical Properties/View of 12 Comae Berenices

12 Comae Berenices has a spectral type of F8:p.... This means the star is (F) blue to white coloured 12 Comae Berenices lies at a distance of 273.40 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 83.70 parsecs away from the Sun.

12 Comae Berenices has an apparent magnitude of 4.78 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 12 Comae Berenices has an absolute magnitude of 0.16 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 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.

12 Comae Berenices Facts

Traditional Name12 Comae Berenices
Alternative Name(s)12 Comae Berenices
Hipparcos Library I.D.60351
Henry Draper Designation107700
Celestial TypeStar
Absolute Magnitude0.16
Apparent Magnitude4.78
Right Ascension (R.A.)12h 22m 30.32
Declination (Dec.)+25 d 50 ` 46.3
Distance from the Sun / Earth273.40 Light Years
Spectral TypeF8:p...
Colour (F) blue to white
Star Type Undetermined
Variable Star ClassConstant, non-variable
Calculated Temperature Range6,000.00 - 7,500.00

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