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EW Andromedae

EW Andromedae Facts

EW Andromedae's Alternative Names

HIP115743 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD220870.

EW Andromedae has alternative name(s) :- , EW And.

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+48 4051.

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

Location of EW Andromedae

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 EW Andromedae, the location is 23h 26m 57.37 and +49° 30` 59.0 .

Physical Properties (Temperature) of EW Andromedae

EW Andromedae Colour and Temperature

EW Andromedae has a spectral type of N0. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 2.79 which means the star's temperature is about 0 Kelvin. The temperature was calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being .

EW Andromedae Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

EW Andromedae has an apparent magnitude of 9.10 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 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 EW Andromedae

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -1.05 which gave the calculated distance to EW Andromedae as -3106.32 light years away from Earth or -952.38 parsecs. If you want that in miles, it is -2,083,149,846,995.

Variable Type of EW Andromedae

The star is a pulsating Slow Irregular proba 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. EW Andromedae brightness ranges from a magnitude of 9.201 to a magnitude of 8.913 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.3 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 EW Andromedae Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameEW Andromedae
Alternative NamesHD 220870, HIP 115743, BD+48 4051, EW And
Spectral TypeN0
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationAndromeda
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.10
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)23h 26m 57.37
Declination (Dec.)+49° 30` 59.0
Galactic Latitude-11.08 degrees
Galactic Longitude109.14 degrees
Distance from Earth-1.05 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -3106.32 Light Years
 -952.38 Parsecs
 -196,441,107.35 Astronomical Units
B-V Index2.79
Radial Velocity-18.00 ± 4.60 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeSlow Irregular proba
Mean Variability Period in Days0.258
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)8.913 - 9.201

Sources and Links


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