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67 G. Aquilae

67 G. Aquilae Facts

  • 67 G. Aquilae is a giant star that can be located in the constellation of Aquila. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • 67 G. Aquilae is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (B3III) of the star, the star's colour is blue .
  • The star can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.
  • The star is calculated at being about -9883.74 light years away from us. Distance

67 G. Aquilae's Alternative Names

HIP96630 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD185423.

The Gould star designation is one that was designed by American astronomer, Benjamin Apthorp Gould. Gould stars are predominantly in the Southern and Equatorial constellations but do appear in northern constellations such as Bootes and Orion. The star has the designation 67 G. Aquilae. There are no stars with a Gould designation in Ursa Major for example.

BD number is the number that the star was filed under in the Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung, a star catalogue that was put together by the Bonn Observatory between 1859 to 1903. The star's BD Number is BD+03 4097.

More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .

Location of 67 G. Aquilae

The location of the giant star in the night sky 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 object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For 67 G. Aquilae, the location is 19h 38m 48.99 and +03° 22` 53.5 .

Physical Properties of 67 G. Aquilae

67 G. Aquilae Colour and Temperature

Based on the star's spectral type of B3III , 67 G. Aquilae's colour and type is blue giant star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0 which means the star's temperature is about 9,531 Kelvin. The temperature was calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu.

67 G. Aquilae Iron Abundance

67 G. Aquilae Iron Abundance is 0.05 with an error value of 0.04 Fe/H with the Sun has a value of 1 to put it into context. The value comes from the Hipparcos Extended Catalog.

67 G. Aquilae Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

67 G. Aquilae 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. Using the supplied Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 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 67 G. Aquilae

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -0.33000 which gave the calculated distance to 67 G. Aquilae as -9883.74 light years away from Earth or -3030.30 parsecs. If you want that in miles, it is about -58,102,804,745,949,773.50, based on 1 Ly = 5,878,625,373,183.61 miles.

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.

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Additional 67 G. Aquilae Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional Name67 G. Aquilae
Alternative NamesHD 185423, HIP 96630, BD+03 4097
Spectral TypeB3III
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeGiant Star
ColourBlue
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationAquila
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.36
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)19h 38m 48.99
Declination (Dec.)+03° 22` 53.5
Galactic Latitude-8.94370011 degrees
Galactic Longitude41.42692825 degrees
Distance from Earth-0.33000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -9883.74 Light Years
 -3030.30 Parsecs
 -625,039,887.03 Astronomical Units
B-V Index0
Radial Velocity-1.00000 ± 4.30 km/s
Iron Abundance0.0500 ± 0.04 Fe/H

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts


Effective Temperature9,531 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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