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HAT-P-26 is a orange to red star that can be located in the constellation of Virgo. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it. It is calculated at being 9.000 Billion Years old. This information comes from ExoPlanet.

HAT-P-26 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.

Location of HAT-P-26

The location of the star in the galaxy 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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For HAT-P-26, the location is 14h 12m 37.54 and 04d 03` 36.13 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Metallicity, Age, Radius) of HAT-P-26

HAT-P-26 has a spectral type of K1. This means the star is a orange to red star.

HAT-P-26 has been calculated as 0.79 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 548,290.40.km.

The star's metallicity is 0.080000, this value is the fractional amount of the star that is not Hydrogen (X) or Helium (Y). An older star would have a high metallicity whereas a new star would have a lower one.

The star is believed to be about 9.00 Billion years old. To put in context, the Sun is believed to be about five billion years old and the Universe is about 13.8 billion years old.

HAT-P-26 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HAT-P-26 has an apparent magnitude of 11.74 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 6.10 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 HAT-P-26

The Parallax of the star is given as 7.46 which gives a calculated distance to HAT-P-26 of 437.06 light years from the Earth or 134.00 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 437.06 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

HAT-P-26 Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional/Proper NameHAT-P-26

Visual Facts

Star Type star
Age9.00 Billion Years Old
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.74
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)14h 12m 37.54
Declination (Dec.)04d 03` 36.13
Distance from Earth7.46 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 437.06 Light Years
 134.00 Parsecs
Spectral TypeK1
Colour(K) Orange to Red

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count1

Estimated Facts

Radius (x the Sun)0.79

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Related Stars

List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting HAT-P-26

NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
HAT-P-26 bConfirmed0.007173646288896584.2350.12420100.047954.0002010.000

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