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HD 23127, HIP17054

HD 23127 is a white to yellow main sequence dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of Reticulum. HD 23127 is the brightest star in Reticulum based on the Hipparcos 2007 apparent magnitude. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it. It is calculated at being 7.100 Billion Years old. This information comes from ExoPlanet.

HIP17054 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD23127. HD 23127 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.

Location of HD 23127

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 23127, the location is 03h 39m 23.55 and -60d04`41.5 .

Proper Motion of HD 23127

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 143.03 ± 0.56 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 75.27 ± 0.67 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

HD 23127 Luminosity

Luminosity is the amount of energy that a star pumps out and its relative to the amount that our star, the Sun gives out. The figure of 1.0000000 that I have given is based on the Spectral Types page that I have found on the Internet. You might find a different figure, one that may have been calculated rather than generalised that I have done. The figure is always the amount times the luminosity of the Sun. It is an imprecise figure because of a number of factors including but not limited to whether the star is a variable star and distance.

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature, Metallicity, Age, Mass, Radius) of HD 23127

HD 23127 has a spectral type of G2V. This means the star is a white to yellow main sequence dwarf star. The star is 7396.00000000 Parsecs from the Galactic Centre or terms of Light Years is 24123.0409222400000000s. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.69 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 5,594 Kelvin.

HD 23127 Radius has been calculated as being 1.70 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 1,185,510.23.km. However with the 2007 release of updated Hipparcos files, the radius is now calculated at being round 1.89. 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 1.13 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 0.340000, 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 7.10 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 23127 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HD 23127 has an apparent magnitude of 8.58 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 3.83 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 3.61. 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 23127

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 11.22 which gave the calculated distance to HD 23127 as 290.70 light years away from Earth or 89.13 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 290.70 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 10.13 which put HD 23127 at a distance of 321.98 light years or 98.72 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 7,396.00 Parsecs or 24,123.04 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 23127 Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional/Proper NameHD 23127
Hipparcos Library I.D.17054
Henry Draper Designation23127

Visual Facts

Star Typemain sequence dwarf star
Age7.10 Billion Years Old
Metalicity0.3400
Absolute Magnitude3.83 / 3.61
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.58
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)03h 39m 23.55
Declination (Dec.)-60d04`41.5
Galactic Latitude-46.48 degrees
Galactic Longitude273.94 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth11.22 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 290.70 Light Years
 89.13 Parsecs
2007 Revised Distance from Earth10.13 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 321.98 Light Years
 98.72 Parsecs
Galacto-Centric Distance24,123.04 Light Years / 7,396.00 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.143.03 ± 0.56 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.75.27 ± 0.67 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.69
Radial Velocity21.90 ± 1.70 km/s
Iron Abundance0.15 ± 0.03 Fe/H
Spectral TypeG2V
Colour(G) White to Yellow

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count1

Estimated Facts

Luminosity (x the Sun)1.0000000
Calculated Effective Temperature5,594 Kelvin
Mass Compared to the Sun1.13
Metallicity0.34000

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

Related Stars


List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting HD 23127


NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastron
Hd 23127 BConfirmed1.51214.0000.4420072.4190.000

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