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HIP60352

HIP60352 is a star that can be located in the constellation of Virgo. HIP60352 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. HIP60352 is a multiple star system with 2 stars orbiting in its solar system.

Location of HIP60352

The location of the star in the galaxy 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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For HIP60352, the location is 12h 22m 31.62 and +05d18`39.3 .

Proper Motion of HIP60352

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 -050.23 ± 005.27 towards the north and -142.07 ± 009.97 east if we saw them in the horizon.

Physical Properties (Temperature, Radius) of HIP60352

The star has a B-V Colour Index of 1.19 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 4,586 Kelvin.

HIP60352 Radius has been calculated as being 1.29 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 900,466.99.km. However with the 2007 release of updated Hipparcos files, the radius is now calculated at being round 0.69

HIP60352 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP60352 has an apparent magnitude of 10.47 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 5.29 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 6.65. 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 HIP60352

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 9.20 which gave the calculated distance to HIP60352 as 354.53 light years away from Earth or 108.70 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 354.53 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

In 2007, Hipparcos data was revised with a new parallax of 17.24 which put HIP60352 at a distance of 189.19 light years or 58.00 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.

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 Stellar Age, Metallicity or Mass is from the E.U. Exoplanets. The information was obtained as of 12th Feb 2017.

HIP60352 Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional NameHIP60352
Hipparcos Library I.D.60352

Visual Facts

Star Type star
Absolute Magnitude5.29 / 6.65
Apparent Magnitude10.47
Right Ascension (R.A.)12h 22m 31.62
Declination (Dec.)+05d18`39.3
1997 Distance from Earth9.20 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 354.53 Light Years
 108.70 Parsecs
2007 Revised Distance from Earth17.24 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 189.19 Light Years
 58.00 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.-50.23 ± 5.27 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-142.07 ± 9.97 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index1.19
Stars in Solar System2

Estimated Facts

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

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