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HIP 76672, HD139706

HIP 76672 Facts

HIP 76672's Alternative Names

HIP76672 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD139706.

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+11 2837.

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

Location of HIP 76672

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 76672, the location is 15h 39m 23.59 and +10° 44` 44.4 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HIP 76672

HIP 76672 Colour and Temperature

HIP 76672 has a spectral type of K0. 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 76672 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 76672 has an apparent magnitude of 9.11 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 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 76672

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -1.38 which gave the calculated distance to HIP 76672 as -2363.50 light years away from Earth or -724.64 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, -2363.50 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 76672 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 76672
Alternative NamesHD 139706, HIP 76672, BD+11 2837
Spectral TypeK0
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
ColourOrange to Red
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationSerpens
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.11
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)15h 39m 23.59
Declination (Dec.)+10° 44` 44.4
Galactic Latitude47.30 degrees
Galactic Longitude18.67 degrees
Distance from Earth-1.38 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -2363.50 Light Years
 -724.64 Parsecs
 -149,466,687.70 Astronomical Units
B-V Index1.24

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts


Effective Temperature4,494 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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