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9 Sagittae

9 Sagittae Facts

  • 9 Sagittae is a eclipsing binary sys variable star that can be located in the constellation of Sagitta. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • 9 Sagittae is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (O8e) of the star, the star's colour is blue - white.
  • 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 14181.01 light years away from us. Distance

9 Sagittae's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Yale Bright Star Catalogue is HR7574. HIP97796 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD188001.

9 Sagittae has alternative name(s) :- , QZ Sge.

Flamsteed designations are named after the creator, Sir John Flamsteed. Sir John named the stars in the constellation with a number and its latin name, this star's Flamsteed designation is 9 Sagittae. The Flamsteed name can be shortened to 9 Sge.

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+18 4276.

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

Location of 9 Sagittae

The location of the variable 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 9 Sagittae, the location is 19h 52m 21.77 and +18° 40` 18.8 .

Physical Properties of 9 Sagittae

9 Sagittae Temperature and Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of O8e , 9 Sagittae's colour and type is blue - white variable star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of -0.03 which means the star's temperature is about 11,122 Kelvin. The temperature was calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu.

9 Sagittae Radius

9 Sagittae estimated radius has been calculated as being 61.75 times bigger than the Sun. The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 42,962,572.75.km. If you need the diameter of the star, you just need to multiple the radius by 2. The figure is derived at by using the formula from SDSS rather than peer reviewed papers. It has been known to produce widely incorrect figures.

9 Sagittae Iron Abundance

9 Sagittae Iron Abundance is -0.11 with an error value of 9.99 Fe/H with the Sun has a value of 1 to put it into context. The value comes from the Hipparcos Extended Catalog.

9 Sagittae Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

9 Sagittae has an apparent magnitude of 6.24 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 -6.95 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 9 Sagittae

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 0.23000 which gave the calculated distance to 9 Sagittae as 14181.01 light years away from Earth or 4347.83 parsecs. If you want that in miles, it is about 83,364,845,203,370,505.25, based on 1 Ly = 5,878,625,373,183.61 miles.

Travel Time to 9 Sagittae

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Walking42,377,505,280,503.82
Car12079,250,176,016.79
Airbus A38073612,921,224,350.56
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26912,394,637,502.64
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.546,197,310,674.22
New Horizons Probe33,000288,182,458.24
Speed of Light670,616,629.0014,181.01

Variable Type of 9 Sagittae

The star is a eclipsing binary sys Eclipsing 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. 9 Sagittae brightness ranges from a magnitude of 6.256 to a magnitude of 6.207 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.0 days (variability).

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 9 Sagittae Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional Name9 Sagittae
Alternative NamesHD 188001, HIP 97796, HR 7574, 9 Sge, BD+18 4276, QZ Sge
Spectral TypeO8e
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
ColourBlue
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationSagitta
Absolute Magnitude -6.95
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.24
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)19h 52m 21.77
Declination (Dec.)+18° 40` 18.8
Galactic Latitude-4.33135058 degrees
Galactic Longitude56.48247261 degrees
Distance from Earth0.23000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 14181.01 Light Years
 4347.83 Parsecs
 896,798,063.57 Astronomical Units
B-V Index-0.03
Radial Velocity13.60000 ± 2.30 km/s
Iron Abundance-0.1100 ± 9.99 Fe/H

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassEclipsing binary sys
Variable Star TypeEclipsing
Mean Variability Period in Days0.037
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)6.207 - 6.256

Estimated Calculated Facts


Radius (x the Sun)61.75
Effective Temperature11,122 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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