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HIP 33111, HD51062

HIP 33111 Facts

  • HIP 33111 is a main sequence star that can be located in the constellation of Puppis. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • HIP 33111 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (G3/G5V) of the star, the star's colour is yellow .
  • The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
  • Using the most recent figures given by the 2007 Hipparcos data, the star is 307.41 light years away from us. Distance

HIP 33111's Alternative Names

HIP33111 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD51062.

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

Location of HIP 33111

The location of the main sequence 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 33111, the location is 06h 53m 47.36 and -43° 06` 51.0 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of HIP 33111

Proper Motion

All stars like planets orbit round a central spot, in the case of planets, its the central star such as the Sun. In the case of a star, its the galactic centre. The constellations that we see today will be different than they were 50,000 years ago or 50,000 years from now. Proper Motion details the movements of these stars and are measured in milliarcseconds. The star is moving 12.42 ± 1.01 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 6.71 ± 1.32 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

Radial Velocity

The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is 23.20000 km/s with an error of about 999.00 km/s . When the value is negative then the star and the Sun are getting closer to one another, likewise, a positive number means that two stars are moving away. Its nothing to fear as the stars are so far apart, they won't collide in our life-time, if ever.

Physical Properties of HIP 33111

HIP 33111 Temperature and Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of G3/G5V , HIP 33111's colour and type is yellow main sequence star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.64 which means the star's temperature is about 5,755 Kelvin. The temperature was calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu.

HIP 33111 Luminosity

Luminosity is the amount of energy that a star pumps out and its relative to the amount that our star, the Sun gives out. The figure of 2.26 that I have given is based on the value in the Simbad Hipparcos Extended Catalogue at the University of Strasbourg from 2012.

HIP 33111 Radius

HIP 33111 estimated radius has been calculated as being 1.40 times bigger than the Sun. The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 971,083.40.km. If you need the diameter of the star, you just need to multiple the radius by 2. However with the 2007 release of updated Hipparcos files, the radius is now calculated at being round 1.4954557878167049255107208896. The figure is derived at by using the formula from SDSS rather than peer reviewed papers. It has been known to produce widely incorrect figures.

HIP 33111 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 33111 has an apparent magnitude of 8.86 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. If you used the 1997 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 4.14 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 3.99. 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 33111

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 11.37000 which gave the calculated distance to HIP 33111 as 286.86 light years away from Earth or 87.95 parsecs. If you want that in miles, it is about 1,686,342,474,551,450.36, based on 1 Ly = 5,878,625,373,183.61 miles.

In 2007, Hipparcos data was revised with a new parallax of 10.61000 which put HIP 33111 at a distance of 307.41 light years or 94.25 parsecs. It should not be taken as though the star is moving closer or further away from us. It is purely that the distance was recalculated.

Using the 2007 distance, the star is roughly 19,440,322.53 Astronomical Units from the Earth/Sun give or take a few. An Astronomical Unit is the distance between Earth and the Sun. The number of A.U. is the number of times that the star is from the Earth compared to the Sun. The star's Galacto-Centric Distance is 7,426.00 Parsecs or 24,220.89 Light Years. The Galacto-Centric Distance is the distance from the star to the Centre of the Galaxy which is Sagittarius A*.

Travel Time to HIP 33111

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 A380736280,100,893.91
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269268,685,764.60
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54134,342,707.21
New Horizons Probe33,0006,247,098.72
Speed of Light670,616,629.00307.41
HIP 33111 brightness ranges from a magnitude of 9.040 to a magnitude of 8.930 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.1 days (variability).

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 33111 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 33111
Alternative NamesHD 51062, HIP 33111
Spectral TypeG3/G5V
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemYes
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Absolute Magnitude 4.14 / 3.99
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.86
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)06h 53m 47.36
Declination (Dec.)-43° 06` 51.0
Galactic Latitude-17.75687462 degrees
Galactic Longitude252.89395683 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth11.37000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 286.86 Light Years
 87.95 Parsecs
2007 Distance from Earth10.61000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 307.41 Light Years
 94.25 Parsecs
 19,440,322.53 Astronomical Units
Galacto-Centric Distance24,220.89 Light Years / 7,426.00 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.12.42000 ± 1.01000 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.6.71000 ± 1.32000 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.64
Radial Velocity23.20000 ± 999.00 km/s
Semi-Major Axis7010.0000000
Stellar Luminosity (Lsun)2.2600000

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Mean Variability Period in Days0.079
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)8.930 - 9.040

Estimated Calculated Facts

Radius (x the Sun)1.50
Effective Temperature5,755 Kelvin

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

Multi-Star System

The star has been identified as being a multi-star system, one in which there is at least one star in close orbit to another star or two or more stars orbiting a central point. The stars may be of equal mass, unequal mass where one star is stronger than the other or be in groups orbiting a central point which doesn't necessarily have to be a star. More information can be found on my dedicated multiple star systems page. The source of the info is Simbad. The file is dated 2000 so any differences between this and any other source will be down to the actual source from where the information came from.

Proper Motion mas/yr
H.D. IdB.D. IdStar CodeMagnitudeR.A.Dec.SpectrumColourYear
51062-42 2810.2A9.300008.0000012.00000G3Yellow

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