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HIP 25212

HIP 25212 is a star that can be located in the constellation of Lepus. The description is based on the spectral class. HIP 25212 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 25212's Alternative Names

HIP25212 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

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

Location of HIP 25212

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 25212, the location is 05h 23m 36.94 and -22° 18` 24.6 .

Proper Motion of HIP 25212

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 -34.68 ± 4.93 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -4.62 ± 6.96 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.

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 25212
Alternative NamesHIP 25212
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemYes
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationLepus
Absolute Magnitude 4.91 / 1.35
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.53
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)05h 23m 36.94
Declination (Dec.)-22° 18` 24.6
Galactic Latitude-28.75 degrees
Galactic Longitude224.78 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth7.52 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 433.73 Light Years
 132.98 Parsecs
2007 Distance from Earth1.46 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 2234.00 Light Years
 684.93 Parsecs
 141,275,969.32 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-34.68 ± 4.93 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-4.62 ± 6.96 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.55

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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