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HIP 66449

HIP 66449 is a star that can be located in the constellation of Bootes. The description is based on the spectral class. HIP 66449 is not part of the constellation but is within the borders of the constellation.

HIP 66449's Alternative Names

HIP66449 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+14 2642.

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

Proper Motion of HIP 66449

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 -9.13 ± 0.78 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 16.63 ± 1.24 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 66449
Alternative NamesHIP 66449, BD+14 2642
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationBootes
Galactic Latitude72.54 degrees
Galactic Longitude343.12 degrees
Distance from Earth1.67 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1953.07 Light Years
 598.80 Parsecs
 123,510,505.35 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-9.13 ± 0.78 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.16.63 ± 1.24 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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