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HIP 32885, HD49824

HIP 32885 Facts

HIP 32885's Alternative Names

HIP32885 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD49824.

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+21 1399.

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

Location of HIP 32885

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 32885, the location is 06h 51m 07.98 and +21° 25` 41.9 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HIP 32885

HIP 32885 Colour and Temperature

HIP 32885 has a spectral type of A3. This means the star is a blue - white star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.09 which means the star's temperature is about 8,573 Kelvin. The temperature was calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being .

HIP 32885 Radius

Radius has been calculated as being 20.64 times bigger than the Sun. The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 14,360,050.10.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.

HIP 32885 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 32885 has an apparent magnitude of 8.97 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 -3.44 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 32885

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 0.33 which gave the calculated distance to HIP 32885 as 9883.74 light years away from Earth or 3030.30 parsecs. If you want that in miles, it is 6,628,200,400,712.

Travel Time to HIP 32885

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)
Airbus A3807369,005,707,066.19
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2698,638,691,776.56
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.544,319,340,258.78
New Horizons Probe33,000200,854,557.60
Speed of Light670,616,629.009,883.74

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 32885 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 32885
Alternative NamesHD 49824, HIP 32885, BD+21 1399
Spectral TypeA3
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
Absolute Magnitude -3.44
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.97
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)06h 51m 07.98
Declination (Dec.)+21° 25` 41.9
Galactic Latitude9.53 degrees
Galactic Longitude193.65 degrees
Distance from Earth0.33 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 9883.74 Light Years
 3030.30 Parsecs
 625,039,887.03 Astronomical Units
B-V Index0.09

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts

Radius (x the Sun)20.64
Effective Temperature8,573 Kelvin

Sources and Links

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