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HIP 76662

HIP 76662 Facts

HIP 76662's Alternative Names

HIP76662 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 76662

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 76662, the location is 15h 39m 17.72 and -25° 08` 45.7 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HIP 76662

HIP 76662 has a spectral type of F2. This means the star is a blue to white star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.73 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 5,581 Kelvin.

HIP 76662 Radius has been calculated as being 12.12 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 8,432,724.43.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 76662 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 76662 has an apparent magnitude of 10.52 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 -0.42 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 76662

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 0.65 which gave the calculated distance to HIP 76662 as 5017.90 light years away from Earth or 1538.46 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 5017.90 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 76662 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 76662
Alternative NamesHIP 76662
Spectral TypeF2
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
ColourYellow - White
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationLibra
Absolute Magnitude -0.42
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.52
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)15h 39m 17.72
Declination (Dec.)-25° 08` 45.7
Galactic Latitude23.91 degrees
Galactic Longitude344.39 degrees
Distance from Earth0.65 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 5017.90 Light Years
 1538.46 Parsecs
 317,327,942.65 Astronomical Units
B-V Index0.73

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts


Radius (x the Sun)12.12
Effective Temperature5,581 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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