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CV Monocerotis

CV Monocerotis Facts

CV Monocerotis's Alternative Names

HIP31624 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

CV Monocerotis has alternative name(s) :- CV Mon, CV Mon.

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

Location of CV Monocerotis

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 CV Monocerotis, the location is 06h 37m 04.84 and +03° 03` 50.3 .

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 CV Monocerotis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameCV Monocerotis
Alternative NamesCV Mon, HIP 31624, CV Mon
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationMonoceros
Absolute Magnitude 3.10
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.22
Naked Eye Visible Requires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)06h 37m 04.84
Declination (Dec.)+03° 03` 50.3
Galactic Latitude-1.79 degrees
Galactic Longitude208.57 degrees
Distance from Earth3.76 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 867.46 Light Years
 265.96 Parsecs
 54,857,805.61 Astronomical Units
B-V Index1.52
Radial Velocity19.20 ± 0.40 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeDelta Cepheid
Mean Variability Period in Days5.376
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)10.005 - 10.639

Sources and Links


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