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HIP 64716, HD115034

HIP 64716 is a blue main sequence dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of Centaurus. The description is based on the spectral class. HIP 64716 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 64716's Alternative Names

HIP64716 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD115034.

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

Location of HIP 64716

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 64716, the location is 13h 15m 51.32 and -63° 53` 03.3 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HIP 64716

HIP 64716 has a spectral type of B1V. This means the star is a blue main sequence dwarf star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.08 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 8,626 Kelvin.

HIP 64716 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 64716 has an apparent magnitude of 8.78 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 64716

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -0.47 which gave the calculated distance to HIP 64716 as -6939.65 light years away from Earth or -2127.66 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, -6939.65 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 64716 Facts

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 64716
Alternative NamesHD 115034, HIP 64716
Spectral TypeB1V
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type main sequence Dwarf Star
Colour blue
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCentaurus
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.78
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)13h 15m 51.32
Declination (Dec.)-63° 53` 03.3
Galactic Latitude-1.14 degrees
Galactic Longitude305.62 degrees
Distance from Earth-0.47 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -6939.65 Light Years
 -2127.66 Parsecs
 -438,858,319.65 Astronomical Units
B-V Index0.08
Radial Velocity-7.00 ± 7.40 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Facts


Calculated Effective Temperature8,626 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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