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BQ Pavonis

BQ Pavonis Facts

  • BQ Pavonis is a pulsating variable star that can be located in the constellation of Pavo. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • BQ Pavonis is not part of the constellation outline 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.
  • The star is calculated at being about -2313.22 light years away from us. Distance

BQ Pavonis's Alternative Names

HIP98447 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

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

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

Location of BQ Pavonis

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 BQ Pavonis, the location is 20h 00m 11.06 and -69° 52` 54.6 .

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 BQ Pavonis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameBQ Pavonis
Alternative NamesBQ Pav, HIP 98447, BQ Pav
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Variable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.51
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)20h 00m 11.06
Declination (Dec.)-69° 52` 54.6
Galactic Latitude-31.23940324 degrees
Galactic Longitude325.53362728 degrees
Distance from Earth-1.41000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -2313.22 Light Years
 -709.22 Parsecs
 -146,286,106.55 Astronomical Units
B-V Index1.5

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeOmicron Ceti
Mean Variability Period in Days109.700
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)10.097 - 13.105

Sources and Links

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