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AG Pegasi (Wolf-Rayet Star) Facts

AG Pegasi Facts

AG Pegasi's Alternative Names

HIP107848 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD207757.

AG Pegasi has alternative name(s) :- , AG Peg.

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+11 4673.

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

Location of AG Pegasi

The location of the wolf-rayet 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 AG Pegasi, the location is 21h 51m 01.97 and +12° 37` 32.1 .

Physical Properties (Temperature) of AG Pegasi

AG Pegasi Colour and Temperature

AG Pegasi has a spectral type of WN6 + M3III. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 1.15 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 4,576 Kelvin.

AG Pegasi Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

AG Pegasi has an apparent magnitude of 8.48 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 AG Pegasi

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -0.30 which gave the calculated distance to AG Pegasi as -10872.11 light years away from Earth or -3333.33 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, -10872.11 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet. AG Pegasi brightness ranges from a magnitude of 8.908 to a magnitude of 8.445 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.3 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 AG Pegasi Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameAG Pegasi
Alternative NamesHD 207757, HIP 107848, BD+11 4673, AG Peg
Spectral TypeWN6 + M3III
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeWolf-Rayet star
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.48
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)21h 51m 01.97
Declination (Dec.)+12° 37` 32.1
Galactic Latitude-30.89 degrees
Galactic Longitude69.28 degrees
Distance from Earth-0.30 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -10872.11 Light Years
 -3333.33 Parsecs
 -687,543,875.74 Astronomical Units
B-V Index1.15
Radial Velocity-15.86 ± 0.15 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Mean Variability Period in Days0.344
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)8.445 - 8.908

Estimated Calculated Facts

Effective Temperature4,576 Kelvin

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

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