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37 Geminorum, HD50692, HIP33277, HR2569

37 Geminorum is a white to yellow star that can be located in the constellation of Gemini. The star can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it. The star has an estimated age of 5.90 Billion of Years but could be as young as 2.60 to 8.90 according to Hipparcos.

The Id of the star in the Yale Bright Star Catalogue is HR2569. HIP33277 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD50692. The Gliese ID of the star is GL 252. The star was part of the original catalogue devised by German Astronomer Wilheim Gliese of stars located within 20 parsecs of Earth. Ref : Star Names.

Location of 37 Geminorum

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 along the celestial equator. If the R.A. is positive then its eastwards. The Declination is how far north or south the star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For 37 Geminorum, the location is 06h 55m 18.69 and +25d 22` 32.3 .

Proper Motion of 37 Geminorum

All stars like planets orbit round a central spot, in the case of planets, its the central star such as the Sun. In the case of a star, its the galactic centre. The constellations that we see today will be different than they were 50,000 years ago or 50,000 years from now. Proper Motion details the movements of these stars and are measured in milliarcseconds. The star is moving 25.65 ± 0.21 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -35.91 ± 0.41 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards us is -15.01000 km/s with an error of about 0.09 km/s .

37 Geminorum Luminosity

Luminosity is the amount of energy that a star pumps out and its relative to the amount that our star, the Sun gives out. The figure of 1.0000000 that I have given is based on the Spectral Types page that I have found on the Internet. You might find a different figure, one that may have been calculated rather than generalised that I have done. The figure is always the amount times the luminosity of the Sun. It is an imprecise figure because of a number of factors including but not limited to whether the star is a variable star and distance.

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature, Age, Radius) of 37 Geminorum

37 Geminorum has a spectral type of G0V. This means the star is a white to yellow star. The star is 7417.00000000 Parsecs from the Galactic Centre or terms of Light Years is 24191.5352244800000000s. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.57 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 6,006 Kelvin.

37 Geminorum Radius has been calculated as being 1.06 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 738,197.39.km. However with the 2007 release of updated Hipparcos files, the radius is now calculated at being round 1.06. The figure is derived at by using the formula from SDSS and has been known to produce widely incorrect figures. The star's Iron Abundance is -0.17 with an error value of 0.02 Fe/H with the Sun has a value of 1 to put it into context.

The stars age according to Hipparcos data files put the star at an age of about 5.90 Billion years old but could be between 2.60 and 8.90 Billion years old. In comparison, the Sun's age is about 4.6 Billion Years Old.

37 Geminorum Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

37 Geminorum has an apparent magnitude of 5.74 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. If you used the 1997 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 4.55 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 4.56. 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.

Distance to 37 Geminorum

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 57.89 which gave the calculated distance to 37 Geminorum as 56.34 light years away from Earth or 17.27 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 56.34 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

In 2007, Hipparcos data was revised with a new parallax of 58.00 which put 37 Geminorum at a distance of 56.24 light years or 17.24 parsecs. It should not be taken as though the star is moving closer or further away from us. It is purely that the distance was recalculated.

The star's Galacto-Centric Distance is 7,417.00 Parsecs or 24,191.54 Light Years. The Galacto-Centric Distance is the distance from the star to the Centre of the Galaxy which is Sagittarius A*.

Source of Information

The source of the information if it has a Hip I.D. is 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. The items in red are values that I've calculated so they could well be wrong. Information regarding Metallicity and/or Mass is from the E.U. Exoplanets. The information was obtained as of 12th Feb 2017.

37 Geminorum Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional/Proper Name37 Geminorum
Flamsteed Name37 Geminorum
Flamsteed Short Name37 Gem
Hipparcos Library I.D.33277
Yale Bright Star Catalogue (HR) Id2569
Bonner DurchmusterungBD+25 1496
Gliese IDGL 252
Henry Draper Designation50692

Visual Facts

Star Type star
Age5.90 Billion Years Old
Age Range2.60 - 8.90 Billion Years Old
Absolute Magnitude4.55 / 4.56
Visual / Apparent Magnitude5.74
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)06h 55m 18.69
Declination (Dec.)+25d 22` 32.3
Galactic Latitude12.06 degrees
Galactic Longitude190.42 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth57.89 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 56.34 Light Years
 17.27 Parsecs
2007 Revised Distance from Earth58.00 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 56.24 Light Years
 17.24 Parsecs
Galacto-Centric Distance24,191.54 Light Years / 7,417.00 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.25.65 ± 0.21 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-35.91 ± 0.41 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.57
Radial Velocity-15.01 ± 0.09 km/s
Iron Abundance-0.17 ± 0.02 Fe/H
Spectral TypeG0V
Colour(G) White to Yellow

Estimated Facts

Luminosity (x the Sun)1.0000000
Calculated Effective Temperature6,006 Kelvin

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

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