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CI Velorum Facts

CI Velorum's Alternative Names

HIP53853 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

CI Velorum has alternative name(s) :- CI Vel, CI Vel.

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

Location of CI Velorum

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 CI Velorum, the location is 11h 01m 01.29 and -54° 24` 41.6 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of CI Velorum

CI Velorum Colour and Temperature

CI Velorum has a spectral type of M0e. This means the star is a red variable star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 1.5 which means the star's temperature is about 4,014 Kelvin. The temperature was calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being .

CI Velorum Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

CI Velorum has an apparent magnitude of 11.41 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 CI Velorum

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -1.23 which gave the calculated distance to CI Velorum as -2651.73 light years away from Earth or -813.01 parsecs. If you want that in miles, it is -1,778,294,233,618.

Variable Type of CI Velorum

The star is a pulsating Omicron Ceti 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. CI Velorum brightness ranges from a magnitude of 12.855 to a magnitude of 10.473 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 139.3 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 CI Velorum Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameCI Velorum
Alternative NamesCI Vel, HIP 53853, CI Vel
Spectral TypeM0e
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.41
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)11h 01m 01.29
Declination (Dec.)-54° 24` 41.6
Galactic Latitude5.06 degrees
Galactic Longitude287.23 degrees
Distance from Earth-1.23 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -2651.73 Light Years
 -813.01 Parsecs
 -167,694,181.62 Astronomical Units
B-V Index1.50
Radial Velocity26.00 ± 999.00 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeOmicron Ceti
Mean Variability Period in Days139.300
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)10.473 - 12.855

Estimated Calculated Facts

Effective Temperature4,014 Kelvin

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

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