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HD 126614, HIP70623

HD 126614 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 7.200 Billion Years old. This information comes from ExoPlanet.

HIP70623 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD126614. HD 126614 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.

Location of HD 126614

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 HD 126614, the location is 14h 26m 48.37 and -05d 10` 38.7 .

Proper Motion of HD 126614

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 -147.93 ± 0.63 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -152.04 ± 0.96 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards us is -33.03000 km/s with an error of about 0.09 km/s .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature, Metallicity, Age, Mass, Radius) of HD 126614

HD 126614 has a spectral type of K0. This means the star is a orange to red star. The star is 7356.00000000 Parsecs from the Galactic Centre or terms of Light Years is 23992.5755846400000000s. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.81 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 5,399 Kelvin.

HD 126614 Radius has been calculated as being 1.26 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 876,426.74.km. However with the 2007 release of updated Hipparcos files, the radius is now calculated at being round 1.34. The figure is derived at by using the formula from SDSS and has been known to produce widely incorrect figures. The star's solar mass is 1.15 times that of the Sun's. The Sun's Mass is 1,989,100,000,000,000,000,000 billion kg. which to calculate using this website is too large. To give idea of size, the Sun is 99.86% the mass of the solar system.

The star's metallicity is 0.560000, 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 7.20 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.

HD 126614 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HD 126614 has an apparent magnitude of 8.81 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. If you used the 1997 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 4.64 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 4.50. 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 HD 126614

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 14.63 which gave the calculated distance to HD 126614 as 222.94 light years away from Earth or 68.35 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 222.94 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

In 2007, Hipparcos data was revised with a new parallax of 13.77 which put HD 126614 at a distance of 236.87 light years or 72.62 parsecs. It should not be taken as though the star is moving closer or further away from us. It is purely that the distance was recalculated.

The star's Galacto-Centric Distance is 7,356.00 Parsecs or 23,992.58 Light Years. The Galacto-Centric Distance is the distance from the star to the Centre of the Galaxy which is Sagittarius A*.

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.

HD 126614 Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional/Proper NameHD 126614
Hipparcos Library I.D.70623
Bonner DurchmusterungBD-04 3690
Henry Draper Designation126614

Visual Facts

Star Type star
Age7.20 Billion Years Old
Absolute Magnitude4.64 / 4.50
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.81
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)14h 26m 48.37
Declination (Dec.)-05d 10` 38.7
Galactic Latitude50.32 degrees
Galactic Longitude342.01 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth14.63 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 222.94 Light Years
 68.35 Parsecs
2007 Revised Distance from Earth13.77 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 236.87 Light Years
 72.62 Parsecs
Galacto-Centric Distance23,992.58 Light Years / 7,356.00 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.-147.93 ± 0.63 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-152.04 ± 0.96 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.81
Radial Velocity-33.03 ± 0.09 km/s
Iron Abundance0.48 ± 0.02 Fe/H
Spectral TypeK0
Colour(K) Orange to Red

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count1

Estimated Facts

Calculated Effective Temperature5,399 Kelvin
Mass Compared to the Sun1.15

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

Related Stars

Multi-Star System

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.

Proper Motion mas/yr
H.D. IdB.D. IdStar CodeMagnitudeR.A.Dec.SpectrumColourYear
126614-04 3690.0A9.70000-152.00000-154.00000K0Orange

List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting HD 126614

NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
HD 126614 bConfirmed0.041244.0000.4120102.35243.0002010.000

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