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13 Vulpeculae - HD188260 - HIP97886

13 Vulpeculae is a blue 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. 13 Vulpeculae has alternative name(s), 13 Vulpeculae. 13 Vulpeculae is a multiple star system with 2 stars orbiting in its solar system.

Location of 13 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 13 Vulpeculae, the location is 19h 53m 27.68 and +24 d 04 ` 46.3 .

Physical Properties/View of 13 Vulpeculae

13 Vulpeculae has a spectral type of B9.5III. This means the star is (B) blue coloured (III) giant. 13 Vulpeculae lies at a distance of 359.21 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 110.07 parsecs away from the Sun.

13 Vulpeculae has an apparent magnitude of 4.57 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 13 Vulpeculae has an absolute magnitude of -0.64 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 10000 and 30000 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.

13 Vulpeculae Facts


Traditional Name13 Vulpeculae
Alternative Name(s)13 Vulpeculae
Hipparcos Library I.D.97886
Henry Draper Designation188260
Celestial TypeStar
Absolute Magnitude-0.64
Apparent Magnitude4.57
Right Ascension (R.A.)19h 53m 27.68
Declination (Dec.)+24 d 04 ` 46.3
Distance from the Sun / Earth359.21 Light Years
Spectral TypeB9.5III
Colour (B) blue
Star Type (III) giant.
Stars in Solar System2
Variable Star ClassConstant, non-variable
Calculated Temperature Range10,000.00 - 30,000.00


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