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CP Piscium

CP Piscium Facts

  • CP Piscium is a eclipsing binary sys variable star that can be located in the constellation of Pisces. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • CP Piscium 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.
  • Using the most recent figures given by the 2007 Hipparcos data, the star is 970.72 light years away from us. Distance

CP Piscium's Alternative Names

HIP4593 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

CP Piscium has alternative name(s) :- CP Psc, CP Psc.

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

Location of CP Piscium

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 CP Piscium, the location is 00h 58m 45.85 and +32° 06` 20.3 .

Proper Motion of CP Piscium

All stars like planets orbit round a central spot, in the case of planets, its the central star such as the Sun. In the case of a star, its the galactic centre. The constellations that we see today will be different than they were 50,000 years ago or 50,000 years from now. Proper Motion details the movements of these stars and are measured in milliarcseconds. The star is moving 7.98 ± 1.08 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 88.54 ± 1.82 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . When the value is negative then the star and the Sun are getting closer to one another, likewise, a positive number means that two stars are moving away. Its nothing to fear as the stars are so far apart, they won't collide in our life-time, if ever.

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 CP Piscium Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameCP Piscium
Alternative NamesCP Psc, HIP 4593, CP Psc
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Absolute Magnitude 3.45 / 3.27
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.64
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)00h 58m 45.85
Declination (Dec.)+32° 06` 20.3
Galactic Latitude-30.74042716 degrees
Galactic Longitude124.73700422 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth3.64000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 896.05 Light Years
 274.73 Parsecs
2007 Distance from Earth3.36000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 970.72 Light Years
 297.62 Parsecs
 61,388,103.88 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.7.98000 ± 1.08000 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.88.54000 ± 1.82000 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassEclipsing binary sys
Variable Star TypeBeta Lyrae (Sheliak)
Mean Variability Period in Days0.684
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)10.694 - 11.054

Sources and Links

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