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HIP 25276 Facts

HIP 25276's Alternative Names

HIP25276 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

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

Location of HIP 25276

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 object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For HIP 25276, the location is 05h 24m 20.35 and -27° 20` 32.6 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HIP 25276

HIP 25276 has a spectral type of Fp. This means the star is a blue to white star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.37 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 6,501 Kelvin.

HIP 25276 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 25276 has an apparent magnitude of 11.49 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 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 25276

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -1.79 which gave the calculated distance to HIP 25276 as -1822.14 light years away from Earth or -558.66 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, -1822.14 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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Additional HIP 25276 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 25276
Alternative NamesHIP 25276
Spectral TypeFp
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
ColourYellow - White
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.49
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)05h 24m 20.35
Declination (Dec.)-27° 20` 32.6
Galactic Latitude-30.18 degrees
Galactic Longitude230.33 degrees
Distance from Earth-1.79 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -1822.14 Light Years
 -558.66 Parsecs
 -115,231,093.72 Astronomical Units
B-V Index0.37

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts

Effective Temperature6,501 Kelvin

Sources and Links

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