HIP34299 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD53883.
AO Monocerotis has alternative name(s) :- AO Mon, AO Mon.
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-04 1822.
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The location of the 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 AO Monocerotis, the location is 07h 06m 36.30 and -04° 37` 24.5 .
Based on the star's spectral type of B3 + B5 , AO Monocerotis's colour and type is blue star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of -0.05 which means the star's temperature is about 11,775 Kelvin. The temperature was calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu.
AO Monocerotis has an apparent magnitude of 9.61 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.
Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -0.99000 which gave the calculated distance to AO Monocerotis as -3294.58 light years away from Earth or -1010.10 parsecs. If you want that in miles, it is about -19,367,601,581,983,257.83, based on 1 Ly = 5,878,625,373,183.61 miles.
The star is a eclipsing binary sys Beta Persei (Algol) 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. AO Monocerotis brightness ranges from a magnitude of 10.110 to a magnitude of 9.540 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star.
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.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||AO Monocerotis|
|Alternative Names||AO Mon, HD 53883, HIP 34299, BD-04 1822, AO Mon|
|Spectral Type||B3 + B5|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||9.61|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||07h 06m 36.30|
|Declination (Dec.)||-04° 37` 24.5|
|Galactic Latitude||1.25535518 degrees|
|Galactic Longitude||218.77592422 degrees|
|Distance from Earth||-0.99000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|-3294.58 Light Years|
|-208,346,629.01 Astronomical Units|
|Radial Velocity||15.00000 ± 7.40 km/s|
|Variable Star Class||Eclipsing binary sys|
|Variable Star Type||Beta Persei (Algol)|
|Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)||9.540 - 10.110|
|Effective Temperature||11,775 Kelvin|
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