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HD 46149

HD 46149 Facts

HD 46149's Alternative Names

HIP31128 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD46149.

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+05 1282.

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

Location of HD 46149

The location of the main sequence 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 46149, the location is 06h 31m 52.53 and +05° 01` 59.2 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HD 46149

HD 46149 Colour and Temperature

HD 46149 has a spectral type of O8.5V. This means the star is a blue - white main sequence star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.09 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 8,538 Kelvin.

HD 46149 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HD 46149 has an apparent magnitude of 7.62 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Using the supplied Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 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 46149

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -0.15 which gave the calculated distance to HD 46149 as -21744.22 light years away from Earth or -6666.67 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, -21744.22 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

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 46149 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHD 46149
Alternative NamesHD 46149, HIP 31128, BD+05 1282
Spectral TypeO8.5V
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude7.62
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)06h 31m 52.53
Declination (Dec.)+05° 01` 59.2
Galactic Latitude-2.04 degrees
Galactic Longitude206.22 degrees
Distance from Earth-0.15 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -21744.22 Light Years
 -6666.67 Parsecs
 -1,375,089,814.10 Astronomical Units
B-V Index0.09
Radial Velocity36.60 ± 1.70 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts

Effective Temperature8,538 Kelvin

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

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