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HD 75289, HIP43177

HD 75289 is a white to yellow very luminous supergiant star that can be located in the constellation of Vela. The star can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it. The star has an estimated age of 2.50 Billion of Years but could be as young as 1.00 to 3.60 according to Hipparcos.

HIP43177 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD75289. HD 75289 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.

Location of HD 75289

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 75289, the location is 08h 47m 40.41 and -41d44`10.5 .

Proper Motion of HD 75289

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 -227.93 ± 0.26 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -20.00 ± 0.32 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

HD 75289 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 9600.0000000 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 75289

HD 75289 has a spectral type of G0Ia0:. This means the star is a white to yellow supergiant star. The star is 7404.00000000 Parsecs from the Galactic Centre or terms of Light Years is 24149.1339897600000000s. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.57 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 5,945 Kelvin.

HD 75289 Radius has been calculated as being 1.37 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 952,893.69.km. However with the 2007 release of updated Hipparcos files, the radius is now calculated at being round 1.38. 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 1.05 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 0.290000, 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 stars age according to Hipparcos data files put the star at an age of about 2.50 Billion years old but could be between 1.00 and 3.60 Billion years old. In comparison, the Sun's age is about 4.6 Billion Years Old.

HD 75289 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HD 75289 has an apparent magnitude of 6.35 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 4.04 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 4.03. 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 75289

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 34.55 which gave the calculated distance to HD 75289 as 94.40 light years away from Earth or 28.94 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 94.40 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 34.31 which put HD 75289 at a distance of 95.06 light years or 29.15 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 7,404.00 Parsecs or 24,149.13 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 75289 Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional/Proper NameHD 75289
Hipparcos Library I.D.43177
Henry Draper Designation75289

Visual Facts

Star Typesupergiant star
Age2.50 Billion Years Old
Age Range1.00 - 3.60 Billion Years Old
Metalicity0.2900
Absolute Magnitude4.04 / 4.03
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.35
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)08h 47m 40.41
Declination (Dec.)-41d44`10.5
Galactic Latitude1.09 degrees
Galactic Longitude262.21 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth34.55 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 94.40 Light Years
 28.94 Parsecs
2007 Revised Distance from Earth34.31 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 95.06 Light Years
 29.15 Parsecs
Galacto-Centric Distance24,149.13 Light Years / 7,404.00 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.-227.93 ± 0.26 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-20.00 ± 0.32 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.57
Radial Velocity9.90 ± 0.64 km/s
Iron Abundance0.22 ± 0.01 Fe/H
Spectral TypeG0Ia0:
Colour(G) White to Yellow

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count1

Estimated Facts

Luminosity (x the Sun)9,600.0000000
Calculated Effective Temperature5,945 Kelvin
Mass Compared to the Sun1.05
Metallicity0.29000

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

Related Stars


List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting HD 75289


NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastron
Hd 75289 BConfirmed0.473.5090.021119990.046136.000

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