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EY Virginis

EY Virginis Facts

EY Virginis's Alternative Names

HIP69981 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD125356.

EY Virginis has alternative name(s) :- , EY Vir.

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-12 4019.

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

Location of EY Virginis

The location of the 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 EY Virginis, the location is 14h 19m 11.72 and -13° 25` 53.3 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of EY Virginis

EY Virginis Colour and Temperature

EY Virginis has a spectral type of M4/M5III. This means the star is a red giant star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 1.69 which means the star's temperature is about 3,502 Kelvin. The temperature was calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being .

EY Virginis Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

EY Virginis has an apparent magnitude of 8.70 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 EY Virginis

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -1.96 which gave the calculated distance to EY Virginis as -1664.10 light years away from Earth or -510.20 parsecs. If you want that in miles, it is -1,115,973,132,319.

Variable Type of EY Virginis

The star is a pulsating Slow Irregular 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. EY Virginis brightness ranges from a magnitude of 8.384 to a magnitude of 7.936 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.4 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 EY Virginis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameEY Virginis
Alternative NamesHD 125356, HIP 69981, BD-12 4019, EY Vir
Spectral TypeM4/M5III
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeGiant Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.70
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)14h 19m 11.72
Declination (Dec.)-13° 25` 53.3
Galactic Latitude44.19 degrees
Galactic Longitude333.38 degrees
Distance from Earth-1.96 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -1664.10 Light Years
 -510.20 Parsecs
 -105,235,570.86 Astronomical Units
B-V Index1.69
Radial Velocity6.90 ± 0.60 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeSlow Irregular
Mean Variability Period in Days0.441
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)7.936 - 8.384

Estimated Calculated Facts

Effective Temperature3,502 Kelvin

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

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