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95 Herculis B (Companion Star) Facts

95 Herculis B Facts

95 Herculis B's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Yale Bright Star Catalogue is HR6729.

Flamsteed designations are named after the creator, Sir John Flamsteed. Sir John numbered the stars in the constellation with a number and the latin name, this star's Flamsteed designation is 95 Herculis B with it shortened to 95 Her B.

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

Location of 95 Herculis B

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 95 Herculis B, the location is 18h 01m 29.9642773612 and +21° 35` 43.405119896 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of 95 Herculis B

Proper Motion

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 36.23 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 8.73 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

Radial Velocity

The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is -32.59 km/s . When the value is negative then the star and the Sun are getting closer to one another, likewise, a positive number means that two stars are moving away. Its nothing to fear as the stars are so far apart, they won't collide in our life-time, if ever.

Physical Properties (Colour) of 95 Herculis B

95 Herculis B Colour and Temperature

95 Herculis B has a spectral type of G5III C. This means the star is a yellow giant star.

Distance to 95 Herculis B

The Parallax of the star is given as 7.84 which gives a calculated distance to 95 Herculis B of 415.85 light years from the Earth or 127.50 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 415.85 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 26,298,579.55 Astronomical Units from the Earth/Sun give or take a few. An Astronomical Unit is the distance between Earth and the Sun. The number of A.U. is the number of times that the star is from the Earth compared to the Sun.

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Additional 95 Herculis B Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional Name95 Herculis B
Alternative NamesHR 6729, 95 Her B
Spectral TypeG5III C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeGiant Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)18h 01m 29.9642773612
Declination (Dec.)+21° 35` 43.405119896
Distance from Earth7.84 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 415.85 Light Years
 127.50 Parsecs
 26,298,579.55 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.36.23 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.8.73 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity-32.59 km/s
Associated / Clustered Stars95 Herculis

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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