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14 Canum Venaticorum - HD113797 - HIP63901

14 Canum Venaticorum is a blue main sequence dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of CanesVenatici. 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. 14 Canum Venaticorum has alternative name(s), 14 Canum Venaticorum.

Location of 14 Canum Venaticorum

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 14 Canum Venaticorum, the location is 13h 05m 44.46 and +35 d 47 ` 55.9 .

Physical Properties/View of 14 Canum Venaticorum

14 Canum Venaticorum has a spectral type of B9V. This means the star is (B) blue coloured (V) main sequence (dwarf star). 14 Canum Venaticorum lies at a distance of 282.39 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 86.46 parsecs away from the Sun.

14 Canum Venaticorum has an apparent magnitude of 5.20 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 14 Canum Venaticorum has an absolute magnitude of 0.51 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.

14 Canum Venaticorum Facts


Traditional Name14 Canum Venaticorum
Alternative Name(s)14 Canum Venaticorum
Hipparcos Library I.D.63901
Henry Draper Designation113797
Celestial TypeStar
Absolute Magnitude0.51
Apparent Magnitude5.20
Right Ascension (R.A.)13h 05m 44.46
Declination (Dec.)+35 d 47 ` 55.9
Distance from the Sun / Earth282.39 Light Years
Spectral TypeB9V
Colour (B) blue
Star Type (IV) subgiant.
Variable Star ClassConstant, non-variable
Calculated Temperature Range10,000.00 - 30,000.00


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