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67 G. Aquilae, HD185423, HIP96630

67 G. Aquilae is a blue giant star that can be located in the constellation of Aquila. The star can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

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 star alternative names can be found at Star Names.

Location of 67 G. Aquilae

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 67 G. Aquilae, the location is 19h 38m 48.99 and +03° 22` 53.5 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of 67 G. Aquilae

67 G. Aquilae has a spectral type of B3III. This means the star is a blue giant star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 9,531 Kelvin. 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 0.05 with an error value of 0.04 Fe/H with the Sun has a value of 1 to put it into context.

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 -0.33 which gave the calculated distance to 67 G. Aquilae as -9883.74 light years away from Earth or -3030.30 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, -9883.74 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

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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67 G. Aquilae Facts

Visual Facts

Alternative NamesHD 185423, HIP 96630, BD+03 4097
Star TypeGiant Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.36
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)19h 38m 48.99
Declination (Dec.)+03° 22` 53.5
Galactic Latitude-8.94 degrees
Galactic Longitude41.43 degrees
Distance from Earth-0.33 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -9883.74 Light Years
 -3030.30 Parsecs
B-V Index0.00
Radial Velocity-1.00 ± 4.30 km/s
Iron Abundance0.05 ± 0.04 Fe/H
Spectral TypeB3III
Colour(B) blue

Estimated Facts

Calculated Effective Temperature9,531 Kelvin

Sources and Links

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