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HIP 65968

Primary Facts on HIP 65968

  • HIP 65968's star type is star that can be located in the constellation of Centaurus. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • HIP 65968 is not part of the constellation outline 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.
  • The star is calculated at being about 501.79 light years away from us.

HIP 65968's Alternative Names

HIP65968 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

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

Location of HIP 65968

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 65968, the location is 13h 31m 32.18 and -57° 17` 42.4 .

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 65968
Alternative NamesHIP 65968
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemYes
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCentaurus
Absolute Magnitude 5.07
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.01
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)13h 31m 32.18
Declination (Dec.)-57° 17` 42.4
Galactic Latitude5.15 degrees
Galactic Longitude308.35 degrees
Distance from Earth6.50 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 501.79 Light Years
 153.85 Parsecs
 31,733,619.32 Astronomical Units
B-V Index1.16

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Facts


Calculated Effective Temperature4,200 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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