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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 Colour and Temperature

HIP 32802 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 0.62 which means the star's temperature is about 5,829 Kelvin. The temperature was calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being .

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. If you want that in miles, it is -2,573,303,541,131.

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 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
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

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