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HD 82943, HIP47007

HD 82943 is a white to yellow star that can be located in the constellation of Hydra. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it. It is calculated at being 3.080 Billion Years old. This information comes from ExoPlanet.

HIP47007 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD82943. The Id of the star in the Gould Star Catalogue is 164. Stars in the southern hemisphere are more likely to have a Gould Id than the northern hemisphere. For example, there are no Gould classified stars in Ursa Major. HD 82943 has at least 3 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.

Location of HD 82943

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 82943, the location is 09h 34m 50.73 and -12d07`44.8 .

Proper Motion of HD 82943

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 -175.01 ± 0.32 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 3.00 ± 0.47 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature, Metallicity, Age, Mass, Radius) of HD 82943

HD 82943 has a spectral type of G0. This means the star is a white to yellow star. The star is 7410.00000000 Parsecs from the Galactic Centre or terms of Light Years is 24168.7037904000000000s. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.62 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 5,829 Kelvin.

HD 82943 Radius has been calculated as being 1.24 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 859,324.14.km. However with the 2007 release of updated Hipparcos files, the radius is now calculated at being round 1.24. 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 1.18 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 0.320000, 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 3.08 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 82943 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HD 82943 has an apparent magnitude of 6.54 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 4.35 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 4.35. 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 82943

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 36.42 which gave the calculated distance to HD 82943 as 89.56 light years away from Earth or 27.46 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 89.56 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 36.40 which put HD 82943 at a distance of 89.61 light years or 27.47 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 7,410.00 Parsecs or 24,168.70 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 82943 Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional/Proper NameHD 82943
Hipparcos Library I.D.47007
Bonner DurchmusterungBD-11 2670
Gould I.D.164
Henry Draper Designation82943

Visual Facts

Star Type star
Age3.08 Billion Years Old
Metalicity0.3200
Absolute Magnitude4.35 / 4.35
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.54
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)09h 34m 50.73
Declination (Dec.)-12d07`44.8
Galactic Latitude28.25 degrees
Galactic Longitude245.84 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth36.42 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 89.56 Light Years
 27.46 Parsecs
2007 Revised Distance from Earth36.40 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 89.61 Light Years
 27.47 Parsecs
Galacto-Centric Distance24,168.70 Light Years / 7,410.00 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.-175.01 ± 0.32 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.3.00 ± 0.47 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.62
Radial Velocity10.30 ± 0.67 km/s
Iron Abundance0.25 ± 0.01 Fe/H
Spectral TypeG0
Colour(G) White to Yellow

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count3

Estimated Facts

Calculated Effective Temperature5,829 Kelvin
Mass Compared to the Sun1.18
Metallicity0.32000

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

Related Stars


List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting HD 82943


NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
Hd 82943 BConfirmed14442.4000.20320031.19107.00019.000
Hd 82943 CConfirmed14.4219.3000.42520030.746133.00019.000
Hd 82943 DConfirmed0.291078.000020132.145

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