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HD 152424

HD 152424 Facts

HD 152424's Alternative Names

HIP82783 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD152424.

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

Location of HD 152424

The location of the supergiant 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 HD 152424, the location is 16h 55m 03.33 and -42 ° 05` 27.0 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of HD 152424

Proper Motion

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 -3.77 ± 0.27 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -1.41 ± 0.42 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

Radial Velocity

The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is -47.60 km/s with an error of about 3.10 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.

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HD 152424

HD 152424 Colour and Temperature

HD 152424 has a spectral type of O9Ia. This means the star is a blue supergiant star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.39 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 6,431 Kelvin.

HD 152424 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HD 152424 has an apparent magnitude of 6.30 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 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of -2.97. 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 152424

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 0.00 which gave the calculated distance to HD 152424 as -1 light years away from Earth or -1 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, -1 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 1.40 which put HD 152424 at a distance of 2329.74 light years or 714.29 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.

Using the 2007 distance, the star is roughly 147,331,861.83 Astronomical Units from the Earth/Sun give or take a few. An Astronomical Unit is the distance between Earth and the Sun. The number of A.U. is the number of times that the star is from the Earth compared to the Sun. HD 152424 brightness ranges from a magnitude of 6.412 to a magnitude of 6.354 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.0 days (variability).

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 HD 152424 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHD 152424
Alternative NamesHD 152424, HIP 82783
Spectral TypeO9Ia
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemYes
Star Type very luminous Supergiant Star
ColourBlue
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationScorpius
Absolute Magnitude / -2.97
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.30
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)16h 55m 03.33
Declination (Dec.)-42 ° 05` 27.0
Galactic Latitude0.89 degrees
Galactic Longitude343.36 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth0.00 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -1 Light Years
 -1 Parsecs
2007 Distance from Earth1.40 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 2329.74 Light Years
 714.29 Parsecs
 147,331,861.83 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-3.77 ± 0.27 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-1.41 ± 0.42 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.39
Radial Velocity-47.60 ± 3.10 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Mean Variability Period in Days0.039
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)6.354 - 6.412

Estimated Calculated Facts


Effective Temperature6,431 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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
152424-4111068.2A6.60000-12.00000-3.00000B0Blue/White
B12.000001897

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