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BP Pavonis, HIP98265

BP Pavonis is a pulsating variable star that can be located in the constellation of Pavo. The description is based on the spectral class. BP Pavonis is not part of the constellation but is within the borders of the constellation.

The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

BP Pavonis's Alternative Names

HIP98265 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

BP Pavonis has alternative name(s) :- , BP Pav.

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

Location of BP Pavonis

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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For BP Pavonis, the location is 19h 58m 00.18 and -65° 44` 09.7 .

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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BP Pavonis Facts

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameBP Pavonis
Alternative NamesHIP 98265, BP Pav
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationPavo
Visual / Apparent Magnitude12.55
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)19h 58m 00.18
Declination (Dec.)-65° 44` 09.7
Galactic Latitude-31.36 degrees
Galactic Longitude330.39 degrees
Distance from Earth-7.74 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -421.40 Light Years
 -129.20 Parsecs
 -26,649,227.27 Astronomical Units
B-V Index-99.00
Radial Velocity348.00 ± 14.00 km/s
Iron Abundance-1.44 ± 9.99 Fe/H

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeRR Lyrae type with a
Mean Variability Period in Days0.527
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)11.827 - 13.075

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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