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HIP 66187

HIP 66187 is a white to yellow giant star that can be located in the constellation of Canes Venatici. The description is based on the spectral class. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

HIP 66187's Alternative Names

HIP66187 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

BD number is the number that the star was filed under in the Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung, a star catalogue that was put together by the Bonn Observatory between 1859 to 1903. The star's BD Number is BD+44 2284.

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

Location of HIP 66187

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 66187, the location is 13h 33m 58.78 and +43° 15` 52.2 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HIP 66187

HIP 66187 has a spectral type of G8III. This means the star is a white to yellow giant star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.89 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 5,074 Kelvin.

HIP 66187 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 66187 has an apparent magnitude of 11.43 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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HIP 66187 Facts

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 66187
Alternative NamesHIP 66187, BD+44 2284
Spectral TypeG8III
Multiple Star SystemYes
Star TypeGiant Star
Colour white to yellow
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCanes Venatici
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.43
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)13h 33m 58.78
Declination (Dec.)+43° 15` 52.2
B-V Index0.89

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Facts


Calculated Effective Temperature5,074 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

Multi-Star System

The star has been identified as being a multi-star system, one in which there is at least one star in close orbit to another star or two or more stars orbiting a central point. The stars may be of equal mass, unequal mass where one star is stronger than the other or be in groups orbiting a central point which doesn't necessarily have to be a star. More information can be found on my dedicated multiple star systems page. The source of the info is Simbad. The file is dated 2000 so any differences between this and any other source will be down to the actual source from where the information came from.


Proper Motion mas/yr
H.D. IdB.D. IdStar CodeMagnitudeR.A.Dec.SpectrumColourYear
+44 2284.0A10.20000
B11.700001916

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