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HIP 76506 Facts

HIP 76506's Alternative Names

HIP76506 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+23 2833.

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

Location of HIP 76506

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 object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For HIP 76506, the location is 15h 37m 30.78 and +23° 16` 03.5 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HIP 76506

HIP 76506 Colour and Temperature

HIP 76506 has a spectral type of K2. This means the star is a orange to red star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 1.24 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 4,494 Kelvin.

HIP 76506 Radius

Radius has been calculated as being 10.51 times bigger than the Sun. The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 7,313,302.63.km. If you need the diameter of the star, you just need to multiple the radius by 2. The figure is derived at by using the formula from SDSS and has been known to produce widely incorrect figures.

HIP 76506 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 76506 has an apparent magnitude of 10.18 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Using the supplied Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 0.83 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.

Distance to HIP 76506

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 1.35 which gave the calculated distance to HIP 76506 as 2416.02 light years away from Earth or 740.74 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 2416.02 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

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 76506 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 76506
Alternative NamesHIP 76506, BD+23 2833
Spectral TypeK2
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
ColourOrange to Red
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationSerpens
Absolute Magnitude 0.83
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.18
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)15h 37m 30.78
Declination (Dec.)+23° 16` 03.5
Galactic Latitude52.40 degrees
Galactic Longitude36.50 degrees
Distance from Earth1.35 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 2416.02 Light Years
 740.74 Parsecs
 152,787,527.94 Astronomical Units
B-V Index1.24

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts


Radius (x the Sun)10.51
Effective Temperature4,494 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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