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HIP 32914 Facts

HIP 32914's Alternative Names

HIP32914 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 32914

The location of the giant 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 32914, the location is 06h 51m 27.75 and -87° 58` 59.7 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HIP 32914

HIP 32914 Colour and Temperature

HIP 32914 has a spectral type of K3III:. This means the star is a orange to red giant star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 1.01 which means the star's temperature is about 4,830 Kelvin. The temperature was calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being .

HIP 32914 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 32914 has an apparent magnitude of 11.43 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 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.

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 32914 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 32914
Alternative NamesHIP 32914
Spectral TypeK3III:
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeGiant Star
ColourOrange to Red
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationOctans
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.43
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)06h 51m 27.75
Declination (Dec.)-87° 58` 59.7
B-V Index1.01

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts


Effective Temperature4,830 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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