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Hassaleh - Iota Aurigae - HD31398 - HIP23015

Hassaleh is a star that is within our galaxy, the Milky Way. It can be located in the constellation of auriga. Iota Aurigae is the Bayer Classification for the star in the constellation.

Hassaleh has a spectral type of K3IIvar. This means the star is (K) orange to red coloured (II) luminous giant. Hassaleh lies at a distance of 512.03 light years away from our Sun or to put it another way, 156.98 parsecs away from the Sun.

Hassaleh has an apparent magnitude of 2.69 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Hassaleh has an absolute magnitude of -3.29 which is the apparent magnitude of an object if it were 32.6 light years away or 10 parsecs from Earth. 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. The stars temperature has been calculated at between 3700 and 5200 based on the Class Type and lookup at Wikipedia-Stellar Classification

The star is a variable type which means that it oscillates/pulsates between sizes.

Quick Facts
Traditional NameHassaleh
Bayer DesignationIota Aurigae
Hipparcos Library I.D.23015
Henry Daper Designation31398
Celestial TypeStar
Absolute Magnitude-3.29
Apparent Magnitude2.69
Right Ascension04h 56m 59.62
Declination+33 d 09 ` 58.1
Distance512.03 Light Years
Spectral TypeK3IIvar
Colour (K) orange to red
Star Type (III) giant.
Distance512.03 Lt. Years
Calculated Temperature Range3,700.00 - 5,200.00

Location of Hassaleh in Auriga

Hassaleh Location in Auriga

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