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HIP 65944

HIP 65944 Facts

HIP 65944's Alternative Names

HIP65944 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

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

Location of HIP 65944

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 object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For HIP 65944, the location is 13h 31m 10.33 and +20° 14` 13.8 .

Proper Motion of HIP 65944

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 -26.46 ± 1.26 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -138.66 ± 2.13 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.

HIP 65944 Luminosity

Luminosity is the amount of energy that a star pumps out and its relative to the amount that our star, the Sun gives out. The figure of 0.21 that I have given is based on the value in the Simbad Hipparcos Extended Catalogue at the University of Strasbourg from 2012.

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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Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 65944
Alternative NamesHIP 65944
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationComa Berenices
Absolute Magnitude 6.61 / 6.63
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.09
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)13h 31m 10.33
Declination (Dec.)+20° 14` 13.8
Galactic Latitude78.60 degrees
Galactic Longitude357.88 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth12.70 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 256.82 Light Years
 78.74 Parsecs
2007 Distance from Earth12.80 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 254.82 Light Years
 78.12 Parsecs
 16,113,294.39 Astronomical Units
Galacto-Centric Distance24,087.16 Light Years / 7,385.00 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.-26.46 ± 1.26 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-138.66 ± 2.13 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.75
Stellar Luminosity (Lsun)0.21

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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