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DY Pegasi's Alternative Names

HIP114290 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD218549.

DY Pegasi has alternative name(s) :- DY Peg, DY Peg.

BD number is the number that the star was filed under in the Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung, a star catalogue that was put together by the Bonn Observatory between 1859 to 1903. The star's BD Number is BD+16 4877.

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

Location of DY Pegasi

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 DY Pegasi, the location is 23h 08m 51.16 and +17° 12` 56.2 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of DY Pegasi

DY Pegasi has a spectral type of A6.7. This means the star is a blue variable star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.33 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 6,656 Kelvin.

DY Pegasi Radius has been calculated as being 17.24 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 11,994,450.26.km. If you need the diameter of the star, you just need to multiple the radius by 2. The figure is derived at by using the formula from SDSS and has been known to produce widely incorrect figures.

DY Pegasi Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

DY Pegasi has an apparent magnitude of 10.27 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 -1.95 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 DY Pegasi

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 0.36 which gave the calculated distance to DY Pegasi as 9060.09 light years away from Earth or 2777.78 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 9060.09 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

Variable Type of DY Pegasi

The star is a pulsating Phenomenologically, 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. DY Pegasi brightness ranges from a magnitude of 10.695 to a magnitude of 10.116 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.1 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 DY Pegasi Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameDY Pegasi
Alternative NamesDY Peg, HD 218549, HIP 114290, BD+16 4877, DY Peg
Spectral TypeA6.7
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
ColourBlue
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationPegasus
Absolute Magnitude -1.95
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.27
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)23h 08m 51.16
Declination (Dec.)+17° 12` 56.2
Galactic Latitude-39.15 degrees
Galactic Longitude90.71 degrees
Distance from Earth0.36 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 9060.09 Light Years
 2777.78 Parsecs
 572,954,261.10 Astronomical Units
B-V Index0.33
Radial Velocity-25.30 ± 2.70 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypePhenomenologically,
Mean Variability Period in Days0.073
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)10.116 - 10.695

Estimated Calculated Facts


Radius (x the Sun)17.24
Effective Temperature6,656 Kelvin

Sources and Links


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