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HIP 76872, HD139926

HIP 76872 Facts

HIP 76872's Alternative Names

HIP76872 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD139926.

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

Location of HIP 76872

The location of the giant 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 76872, the location is 15h 41m 49.14 and -26° 08` 57.4 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of HIP 76872

HIP 76872 has a spectral type of K2/K3III+... This means the star is a orange to red giant star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 1.02 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 4,811 Kelvin.

HIP 76872 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HIP 76872 has an apparent magnitude of 8.98 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 76872

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -2.17 which gave the calculated distance to HIP 76872 as -1503.06 light years away from Earth or -460.83 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, -1503.06 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 76872 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 76872
Alternative NamesHD 139926, HIP 76872
Spectral TypeK2/K3III+..
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeGiant Star
ColourOrange to Red
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.98
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)15h 41m 49.14
Declination (Dec.)-26° 08` 57.4
Galactic Latitude22.78 degrees
Galactic Longitude344.15 degrees
Distance from Earth-2.17 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -1503.06 Light Years
 -460.83 Parsecs
 -95,052,348.33 Astronomical Units
B-V Index1.02

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts

Effective Temperature4,811 Kelvin

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

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