HIP3937 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.
More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .
The location of the 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 FT Piscium, the location is 00h 50m 33.12 and +24° 49` 00.6 .
All stars like planets orbit round a central spot, in the case of planets, its the central star such as the Sun. In the case of a star, its the galactic centre. The constellations that we see today will be different than they were 50,000 years ago or 50,000 years from now. Proper Motion details the movements of these stars and are measured in milliarcseconds. The star is moving -39.46 ± 2.98 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 195.38 ± 4.65 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.
The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is 6.00000 km/s with an error of about 1.10 km/s . When the value is negative then the star and the Sun are getting closer to one another, likewise, a positive number means that two stars are moving away. Its nothing to fear as the stars are so far apart, they won't collide in our life-time, if ever.
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.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||FT Piscium|
|Alternative Names||FT Psc, HIP 3937|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||Yes|
|Absolute Magnitude||11.61 / 11.64|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||12.01|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||00h 50m 33.12|
|Declination (Dec.)||+24° 49` 00.6|
|Galactic Latitude||-38.05448911 degrees|
|Galactic Longitude||122.67659300 degrees|
|1997 Distance from Earth||83.20000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|39.20 Light Years|
|2007 Distance from Earth||84.42000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|38.64 Light Years|
|2,444,220.92 Astronomical Units|
|Galacto-Centric Distance||24,152.40 Light Years / 7,405.00 Parsecs|
|Proper Motion Dec.||-39.46000 ± 2.98000 milliarcseconds/year|
|Proper Motion RA.||195.38000 ± 4.65000 milliarcseconds/year|
|Radial Velocity||6.00000 ± 1.10 km/s|
|Variable Star Class||Rotating|
|Variable Star Type||BY Draconis|
The star has been identified as being a multi-star system, one in which there is at least one star in close orbit to another star or two or more stars orbiting a central point. The stars may be of equal mass, unequal mass where one star is stronger than the other or be in groups orbiting a central point which doesn't necessarily have to be a star. More information can be found on my dedicated multiple star systems page. The source of the info is Simbad. The file is dated 2000 so any differences between this and any other source will be down to the actual source from where the information came from.
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|H.D. Id||B.D. Id||Star Code||Magnitude||R.A.||Dec.||Spectrum||Colour||Year|
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