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BF Orionis

BF Orionis Facts

BF Orionis's Alternative Names

HIP26403 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

BF Orionis has alternative name(s) :- , BF Ori.

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-06 1259.

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

BF Orionis Luminosity

Luminosity is the amount of energy that a star pumps out and its relative to the amount that our star, the Sun gives out. The figure of 29.20 that I have given is based on the value in the Simbad Hipparcos Extended Catalogue at the University of Strasbourg from 2012.

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 BF Orionis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameBF Orionis
Alternative NamesHIP 26403, BD-06 1259, BF Ori
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Galactic Latitude-19.49 degrees
Galactic Longitude210.37 degrees
Galacto-Centric Distance25,812.57 Light Years / 7,914.00 Parsecs
Radial Velocity26.00 ± 999.00 km/s
Semi-Major Axis8664.00
Stellar Luminosity (Lsun)29.20

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeSlow Irregular
Mean Variability Period in Days2.526
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)9.698 - 12.189

Sources and Links

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