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HIP 64563, HD114775

HIP 64563 is a blue subgiant star that can be located in the constellation of Musca. The description is based on the spectral class. HIP 64563 is not part of the constellation but is within the borders of the constellation.

The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

HIP 64563's Alternative Names

HIP64563 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD114775.

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

Location of HIP 64563

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 64563, the location is 13h 14m 02.13 and -64° 52` 43.4 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HIP 64563

HIP 64563 has a spectral type of B9IV. This means the star is a blue subgiant star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of -0.2 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 16,954 Kelvin.

HIP 64563 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 64563 has an apparent magnitude of 8.99 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 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 64563

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -0.51 which gave the calculated distance to HIP 64563 as -6395.36 light years away from Earth or -1960.78 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, -6395.36 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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HIP 64563 Facts

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 64563
Alternative NamesHD 114775, HIP 64563
Spectral TypeB9IV
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemYes
Star TypeSubgiant Star
Colour blue
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationMusca
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.99
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)13h 14m 02.13
Declination (Dec.)-64° 52` 43.4
Galactic Latitude-2.11 degrees
Galactic Longitude305.33 degrees
Distance from Earth-0.51 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -6395.36 Light Years
 -1960.78 Parsecs
 -404,437,088.64 Astronomical Units
B-V Index-0.20

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Facts


Calculated Effective Temperature16,954 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
114775-64 2281.4A9.20000-34.00000-22.00000B9Blue/White
B13.200001932

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