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HIP 25159

HIP 25159 is a blue to white star that can be located in the constellation of Taurus. The description is based on the spectral class. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

HIP 25159's Alternative Names

HIP25159 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

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+26 811.

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

Location of HIP 25159

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 25159, the location is 05h 23m 00.78 and +27° 02` 56.5 .

Physical Properties (Colour) of HIP 25159

HIP 25159 has a spectral type of F0. This means the star is a blue to white star.

HIP 25159 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 25159 has an apparent magnitude of 11.50 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 2.34 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 25159

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 1.47 which gave the calculated distance to HIP 25159 as 2218.80 light years away from Earth or 680.27 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 2218.80 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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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 25159
Alternative NamesHIP 25159, BD+26 811
Spectral TypeF0
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
Colour blue to white
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationTaurus
Absolute Magnitude2.34
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.50
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)05h 23m 00.78
Declination (Dec.)+27° 02` 56.5
Galactic Latitude-5.22 degrees
Galactic Longitude178.88 degrees
Distance from Earth1.47 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 2218.80 Light Years
 680.27 Parsecs
B-V Index-99.00

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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