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HIP 65908, HD117258

Primary Facts on HIP 65908

  • HIP 65908's star type is main sequence star that can be located in the constellation of Centaurus. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • HIP 65908 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (A4V) of the star, the star's colour is blue .
  • The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

HIP 65908's Alternative Names

HIP65908 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD117258.

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

Location of HIP 65908

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 65908, the location is 13h 30m 37.81 and -62° 59` 54.0 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HIP 65908

HIP 65908 has a spectral type of A4V. This means the star is a blue main sequence star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.31 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 7,167 Kelvin.

HIP 65908 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 65908 has an apparent magnitude of 10.18 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 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.

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 65908 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 65908
Alternative NamesHD 117258, HIP 65908
Spectral TypeA4V
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type main sequence Dwarf Star
Colour blue
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCentaurus
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.18
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)13h 30m 37.81
Declination (Dec.)-62° 59` 54.0
B-V Index0.31

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Facts


Calculated Effective Temperature7,167 Kelvin

Sources and Links


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