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EV Scuti Facts

EV Scuti's Alternative Names

HIP91239 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

EV Scuti has alternative name(s) :- EV Sct, EV Sct.

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-08 4652.

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

Location of EV Scuti

The location of the luminous giant 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 EV Scuti, the location is 18h 36m 39.60 and -08° 11` 05.3 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of EV Scuti

EV Scuti Colour and Temperature

EV Scuti has a spectral type of G0IIvar. This means the star is a yellow luminous giant star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 1.12 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 4,722 Kelvin.

EV Scuti Radius

Radius has been calculated as being 14.02 times bigger than the Sun. The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 9,752,949.22.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.

EV Scuti Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

EV Scuti has an apparent magnitude of 10.19 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 -0.01 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 EV Scuti

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 0.91 which gave the calculated distance to EV Scuti as 3584.21 light years away from Earth or 1098.90 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 3584.21 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

Variable Type of EV Scuti

The star is a pulsating Delta Cepheid 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. EV Scuti brightness ranges from a magnitude of 10.408 to a magnitude of 10.156 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 3.1 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 EV Scuti Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameEV Scuti
Alternative NamesEV Sct, HIP 91239, BD-08 4652, EV Sct
Spectral TypeG0IIvar
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeLuminous Giant Star
ColourYellow
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationScutum
Absolute Magnitude -0.01
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.19
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)18h 36m 39.60
Declination (Dec.)-08° 11` 05.3
Galactic Latitude-0.47 degrees
Galactic Longitude23.97 degrees
Distance from Earth0.91 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 3584.21 Light Years
 1098.90 Parsecs
 226,662,816.18 Astronomical Units
B-V Index1.12
Radial Velocity17.69 ± 0.14 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 Days3.091
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)10.156 - 10.408

Estimated Calculated Facts


Radius (x the Sun)14.02
Effective Temperature4,722 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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