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14 G. Hya - HD70652 - HIP41080

14 G. Hya is a red eruptive giant star that can be located in the constellation of Hydra. 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 14 G. Hya

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 G. Hya, the location is 08h 22m 54.10 and -07 d 32`35.3 .

Physical Properties/View of 14 G. Hya

14 G. Hya has a spectral type of M1III. This means the star is (M) red coloured (III) giant. 14 G. Hya lies at a distance of 832.05 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 255.09 parsecs away from the Sun.

14 G. Hya has an apparent magnitude of 5.92 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 2400 and 3700 based on the Class Type and lookup at Wikipedia-Stellar Classification

Variable Type of 14 G. Hya

The star is a eruptive Irregular variable type which means that its size changes over time. The Variable Type is usually named after the first star of that type to be spotted. 14 G. Hya brightness ranges from a magnitude of 6.000 to a magnitude of 6.000 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star.

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 G. Hya Facts


Traditional Name14 G. Hya
Hipparcos Library I.D.41080
Gould I.D.14
Henry Draper Designation70652
Celestial TypeStar
Apparent Magnitude5.92
Right Ascension (R.A.)08h 22m 54.10
Declination (Dec.)-07 d 32`35.3
Distance from the Sun / Earth832.05 Light Years
Spectral TypeM1III
Colour (M) red
Star Type (III) giant.
Variable Star ClassEruptive
Variable Star TypeIrregular
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)6.000 - 6.000
Calculated Temperature Range2,400.00 - 3,700.00


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