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HIP 66196

HIP 66196 is a star that can be located in the constellation of Chamaeleon. The description is based on the spectral class. HIP 66196 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 66196's Alternative Names

HIP66196 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 66196

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 66196, the location is 13h 34m 06.32 and -77° 51` 38.4 .

Proper Motion of HIP 66196

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 -7.71 ± 0.55 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -24.73 ± 0.73 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.

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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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 66196
Alternative NamesHIP 66196
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationChamaeleon
Absolute Magnitude -0.22 / -0.29
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.90
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)13h 34m 06.32
Declination (Dec.)-77° 51` 38.4
Galactic Latitude-15.18 degrees
Galactic Longitude305.24 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth1.50 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 2174.42 Light Years
 666.67 Parsecs
2007 Distance from Earth1.45 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 2249.40 Light Years
 689.66 Parsecs
 142,251,595.05 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-7.71 ± 0.55 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-24.73 ± 0.73 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.97

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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