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HD 17092

HD 17092 Facts

HD 17092's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD17092.

BD number is the number that the star was filed under in the Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung, a star catalogue that was put together by the Bonn Observatory between 1859 to 1903. The star's BD Number is BD+49 767.

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

Location of HD 17092

The location of the giant 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 17092, the location is 02 46 22.1178973456 and +49 39 11.094882387 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of HD 17092

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 -10.31 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 40.33 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 the Sun is 5.92 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) of HD 17092

HD 17092 has a spectral type of K2III C. This means the star is a orange to red giant star.

Distance to HD 17092

The Parallax of the star is given as 4.35 which gives a calculated distance to HD 17092 of 749.82 light years from the Earth or 229.89 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 749.82 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 47,417,885.90 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.

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Additional HD 17092 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHD 17092
Alternative NamesHD 17092, BD+49 767
Spectral TypeK2III C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeGiant Star
ColourOrange to Red
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationPerseus
Right Ascension (R.A.)02 46 22.1178973456
Declination (Dec.)+49 39 11.094882387
Distance from Earth4.35 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 749.82 Light Years
 229.89 Parsecs
 47,417,885.90 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-10.31 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.40.33 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity5.92 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=hd17092

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