Universe Guide
HomeAliensConstellationsTelevision and Films ListFact ListGames ListWarcraftSearchTwitterFacebookComments

HIP 32802, HD264865

HIP 32802 Facts

HIP 32802's Alternative Names

HIP32802 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD264865.

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+04 1470.

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

Location of HIP 32802

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 32802, the location is 06h 50m 17.53 and +04° 32` 47.7 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HIP 32802

HIP 32802 has a spectral type of F0. This means the star is a blue to white star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.62 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 5,829 Kelvin.

HIP 32802 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 32802 has an apparent magnitude of 9.06 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 32802

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -0.85 which gave the calculated distance to HIP 32802 as -3837.22 light years away from Earth or -1176.47 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, -3837.22 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.

Hide Explanations
Show GridLines

Additional HIP 32802 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 32802
Alternative NamesHD 264865, HIP 32802, BD+04 1470
Spectral TypeF0
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
ColourYellow - White
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationMonoceros
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.06
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)06h 50m 17.53
Declination (Dec.)+04° 32` 47.7
Galactic Latitude1.82 degrees
Galactic Longitude208.75 degrees
Distance from Earth-0.85 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -3837.22 Light Years
 -1176.47 Parsecs
 -242,662,665.71 Astronomical Units
B-V Index0.62

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts


Effective Temperature5,829 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

Related Stars


Comments and Questions

There's no register feature and no need to give an email address if you don't need to. All messages will be reviewed before being displayed. Comments may be merged or altered slightly such as if an email address is given in the main body of the comment.

   
x
This website is using cookies. More info. That's Fine