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HIP 6452

HIP 6452 is a star that can be located in the constellation of Tucana. The description is based on the spectral class. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

HIP 6452's Alternative Names

HIP6452 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

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

Location of HIP 6452

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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For HIP 6452, the location is 01h 22m 54.22 and -69° 18` 31.4 .

Proper Motion of HIP 6452

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 119.34 ± 2.45 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 255.73 ± 2.72 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . 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.

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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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 6452
Alternative NamesHIP 6452
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationTucana
Absolute Magnitude7.17 / 6.62
Visual / Apparent Magnitude12.35
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)01h 22m 54.22
Declination (Dec.)-69° 18` 31.4
Galactic Latitude-47.57 degrees
Galactic Longitude298.82 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth9.20 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 354.53 Light Years
 108.70 Parsecs
2007 Distance from Earth7.15 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 456.17 Light Years
 139.86 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.119.34 ± 2.45 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.255.73 ± 2.72 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.00

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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