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HIP 25341 Facts

HIP 25341's Alternative Names

HIP25341 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+34 1030.

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

Location of HIP 25341

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 25341, the location is 05h 25m 12.38 and +34° 51` 49.1 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature, Age) of HIP 25341

HIP 25341 Colour and Temperature

HIP 25341 has a spectral type of F0. This means the star is a yellow to white star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.48 which means the star's temperature is about 6,166 Kelvin. The temperature was calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being .

HIP 25341 Radius

Radius has been calculated as being 3.74 times bigger than the Sun. The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 2,602,340.37.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. The star's Iron Abundance is 0.29 with an error value of 0.03 Fe/H with the Sun has a value of 1 to put it into context.

The stars age according to Hipparcos data files put the star at an age of about 1.70 Billion years old but could be between 1.50 and 1.90 Billion years old. In comparison, the Sun's age is about 4.6 Billion Years Old.

HIP 25341 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 25341 has an apparent magnitude of 8.38 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 1.70 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 25341

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 4.62 which gave the calculated distance to HIP 25341 as 705.98 light years away from Earth or 216.45 parsecs. If you want that in miles, it is 473,441,927,741.

Travel Time to HIP 25341

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Walking4118,360,481,935.36
Car1203,945,349,397.85
Airbus A380736643,263,488.78
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269617,048,164.00
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54308,523,679.89
New Horizons Probe33,00014,346,725.08
Speed of Light670,616,629.00705.98

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 25341 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 25341
Alternative NamesHIP 25341, BD+34 1030
Spectral TypeF0
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemYes
Star TypeStar
ColourYellow - White
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationAuriga
Age1.70 Billion Years Old
Age Range1.50 - 1.90 Billion Years Old
Absolute Magnitude 1.70
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.38
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)05h 25m 12.38
Declination (Dec.)+34° 51` 49.1
Galactic Latitude-0.44 degrees
Galactic Longitude172.67 degrees
Distance from Earth4.62 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 705.98 Light Years
 216.45 Parsecs
 44,645,706.22 Astronomical Units
B-V Index0.48
Radial Velocity-15.40 ± 2.20 km/s
Iron Abundance0.29 ± 0.03 Fe/H

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts


Radius (x the Sun)3.74
Effective Temperature6,166 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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