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HIP 76462

HIP 76462 Facts

HIP 76462's Alternative Names

HIP76462 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 76462

The location of the main sequence 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 76462, the location is 15h 36m 57.35 and -16° 58` 48.7 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HIP 76462

HIP 76462 has a spectral type of F7/F8V. This means the star is a blue to white main sequence star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.58 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 5,968 Kelvin.

HIP 76462 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 76462 has an apparent magnitude of 12.91 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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Additional HIP 76462 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 76462
Alternative NamesHIP 76462
Spectral TypeF7/F8V
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemYes
Star Type main sequence Dwarf Star
ColourYellow - White
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationLibra
Visual / Apparent Magnitude12.91
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)15h 36m 57.35
Declination (Dec.)-16° 58` 48.7
B-V Index0.58

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts


Radius (x the Sun)0.00
Effective Temperature5,968 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
139119-16 4121.0A10.20000F8Yellow/White
B10.700001898
C11.200001924

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