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FN Carinae

FN Carinae Facts

  • FN Carinae is a pulsating variable star that can be located in the constellation of Carina. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • FN Carinae is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
  • The star is calculated at being about -1707.66 light years away from us. Distance

FN Carinae's Alternative Names

HIP53867 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

FN Carinae has alternative name(s) :- FN Car, FN Car.

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

Location of FN Carinae

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 FN Carinae, the location is 11h 01m 14.40 and -60° 06` 59.7 .

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 FN Carinae Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameFN Carinae
Alternative NamesFN Car, HIP 53867, FN Car
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.63
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)11h 01m 14.40
Declination (Dec.)-60° 06` 59.7
Galactic Latitude-0.12667801 degrees
Galactic Longitude289.60880423 degrees
Distance from Earth-1.91000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -1707.66 Light Years
 -523.56 Parsecs
 -107,991,249.47 Astronomical Units
B-V Index-99
Radial Velocity-15.70000 ± 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 Days4.586
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)11.338 - 11.992

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

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