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HIP 33141, HD50919

HIP 33141 Facts

HIP 33141's Alternative Names

HIP33141 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD50919.

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

Location of HIP 33141

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 33141, the location is 06h 54m 03.45 and -28° 32` 04.9 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HIP 33141

HIP 33141 has a spectral type of K1III:. This means the star is a orange to red giant star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 1.2 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 4,489 Kelvin.

HIP 33141 Radius has been calculated as being 23.58 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 16,409,587.03.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 33141 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 33141 has an apparent magnitude of 9.79 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 -0.92 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 33141

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 0.72 which gave the calculated distance to HIP 33141 as 4530.05 light years away from Earth or 1388.89 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 4530.05 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.

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Additional HIP 33141 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 33141
Alternative NamesHD 50919, HIP 33141
Spectral TypeK1III:
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeGiant Star
ColourOrange to Red
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCanis Major
Absolute Magnitude -0.92
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.79
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)06h 54m 03.45
Declination (Dec.)-28° 32` 04.9
Galactic Latitude-12.06 degrees
Galactic Longitude239.00 degrees
Distance from Earth0.72 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 4530.05 Light Years
 1388.89 Parsecs
 286,477,130.55 Astronomical Units
B-V Index1.20

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts


Radius (x the Sun)23.58
Effective Temperature4,489 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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