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DR Velorum

DR Velorum Facts

DR Velorum's Alternative Names

HIP46746 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

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

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

Location of DR 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 DR Velorum, the location is 09h 31m 40.98 and -49° 39` 18.1 .

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 DR Velorum Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameDR Velorum
Alternative NamesDR Vel, HIP 46746, DR Vel
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationVela
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.54
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)09h 31m 40.98
Declination (Dec.)-49° 39` 18.1
Galactic Latitude1.33 degrees
Galactic Longitude273.22 degrees
Distance from Earth-0.45 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -7248.07 Light Years
 -2222.22 Parsecs
 -458,362,583.82 Astronomical Units
B-V Index1.45
Radial Velocity21.70 ± 0.90 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 Days11.198
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)9.280 - 10.016

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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