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HD 157356

HD 157356 Facts

  • HD 157356 is a subgiant star that can be located in the constellation of Ara. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • HD 157356 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (B9IV C) of the star, the star's colour is blue .

HD 157356's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD157356.

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

Location of HD 157356

The location of the subgiant 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 157356, the location is 17h 25m 03.736 and -47° 05` 10.51 .

Proper Motion of HD 157356

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 -14.20 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -6.40 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . 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 of HD 157356

HD 157356 Temperature and Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of B9IV C , HD 157356's colour and type is blue subgiant star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 10,000.00 and 30,000.00 degrees kelvin.

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Additional HD 157356 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHD 157356
Alternative NamesHD 157356
Spectral TypeB9IV C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeSubgiant Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)17h 25m 03.736
Declination (Dec.)-47° 05` 10.51
Proper Motion Dec.-14.20000 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-6.40000 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts

Calculated Temperature Range10,000.00 - 30,000.00

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