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12 G. Ser Cau - HD161023 - HIP86769

12 G. Ser Cau is a blue to white main sequence dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of Serpens. 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 12 G. Ser Cau

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 G. Ser Cau, the location is 17h 43m 48.45 and -13 d 30`30.3 .

Physical Properties/View of 12 G. Ser Cau

12 G. Ser Cau has a spectral type of F0V. This means the star is (F) blue to white coloured (V) main sequence (dwarf star). 12 G. Ser Cau lies at a distance of 139.21 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 42.62 parsecs away from the Sun.

12 G. Ser Cau has an apparent magnitude of 6.36 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.

12 G. Ser Cau Facts


Traditional Name12 G. Ser Cau
Hipparcos Library I.D.86769
Gould I.D.12 Cau
Henry Draper Designation161023
Celestial TypeStar
Apparent Magnitude6.36
Right Ascension (R.A.)17h 43m 48.45
Declination (Dec.)-13 d 30`30.3
Distance from the Sun / Earth139.21 Light Years
Spectral TypeF0V
Colour (F) blue to white
Star Type (IV) subgiant.
Variable Star ClassConstant, non-variable
Calculated Temperature Range6,000.00 - 7,500.00


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