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HIP 64616, HD114901

Primary Facts on HIP 64616

  • HIP 64616's star type is star that can be located in the constellation of Centaurus. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • HIP 64616 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • The star is calculated at being about 4077.04 light years away from us.

HIP 64616's Alternative Names

HIP64616 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD114901.

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

Proper Motion of HIP 64616

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 -1.31 ± 1.15 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -8.69 ± 1.84 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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Additional HIP 64616 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 64616
Alternative NamesHD 114901, HIP 64616
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemYes
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCentaurus
Galactic Latitude4.40 degrees
Galactic Longitude305.98 degrees
Distance from Earth0.80 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 4077.04 Light Years
 1250 Parsecs
 257,829,211.23 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-1.31 ± 1.15 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-8.69 ± 1.84 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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