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HIP 25120, HD35757

HIP 25120 is a orange to red giant star that can be located in the constellation of Dorado. The description is based on the spectral class. HIP 25120 is not part of the constellation but is within the borders of the constellation.

The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

HIP 25120's Alternative Names

HIP25120 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD35757.

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

Location of HIP 25120

The location of the 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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For HIP 25120, the location is 05h 22m 38.24 and -62° 53` 45.2 .

Proper Motion of HIP 25120

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 -24.61 ± 0.59 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -7.26 ± 0.57 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . 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.

HIP 25120 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 66.28 that I have given is based on the value in the Simbad Hipparcos Extended Catalogue at the University of Strasbourg from 2012.

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HIP 25120

HIP 25120 has a spectral type of K0III. This means the star is a orange to red giant star. The star is 7,395.00 Parsecs from the Galactic Centre or terms of Light Years is 24,119.78 s. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 1.04 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 4,773 Kelvin.

HIP 25120 Radius has been calculated as being 10.22 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 7,108,840.60.km. If you need the diameter of the star, you just need to multiple the radius by 2. The figure is derived at by using the formula from SDSS and has been known to produce widely incorrect figures.

HIP 25120 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 25120 has an apparent magnitude of 7.92 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 0.63 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 HIP 25120

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 3.49 which gave the calculated distance to HIP 25120 as 934.57 light years away from Earth or 286.53 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 934.57 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star's Galacto-Centric Distance is 7,395.00 Parsecs or 24,119.78 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.

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 25120
Alternative NamesHD 35757, HIP 25120
Spectral TypeK0III
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeGiant Star
Colour orange to red
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationDorado
Absolute Magnitude 0.63
Visual / Apparent Magnitude7.92
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)05h 22m 38.24
Declination (Dec.)-62° 53` 45.2
Galactic Latitude-33.99 degrees
Galactic Longitude272.35 degrees
Distance from Earth3.49 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 934.57 Light Years
 286.53 Parsecs
 59,100,643.11 Astronomical Units
Galacto-Centric Distance24,119.78 Light Years / 7,395.00 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.-24.61 ± 0.59 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-7.26 ± 0.57 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index1.04
Stellar Luminosity (Lsun)66.28

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Facts


Calculated Effective Temperature4,773 Kelvin

Sources and Links


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