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HIP 76897

HIP 76897 Facts

HIP 76897's Alternative Names

HIP76897 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 76897

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 76897, the location is 15h 42m 04.48 and +34° 39` 04.5 .

Proper Motion of HIP 76897

All stars like planets orbit round a central spot, in the case of planets, its the central star such as the Sun. In the case of a star, its the galactic centre. The constellations that we see today will be different than they were 50,000 years ago or 50,000 years from now. Proper Motion details the movements of these stars and are measured in milliarcseconds. The star is moving -296.26 ± 2.11 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -123.40 ± 2.76 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . When the value is negative then the star and the Sun are getting closer to one another, likewise, a positive number means that two stars are moving away. Its nothing to fear as the stars are so far apart, they won't collide in our life-time, if ever.

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 76897 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 76897
Alternative NamesHIP 76897
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCorona Borealis
Absolute Magnitude 8.61 / 8.56
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.69
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)15h 42m 04.48
Declination (Dec.)+34° 39` 04.5
Galactic Latitude52.91 degrees
Galactic Longitude55.37 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth24.25 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 134.50 Light Years
 41.24 Parsecs
2007 Distance from Earth23.62 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 138.09 Light Years
 42.34 Parsecs
 8,733,191.04 Astronomical Units
Galacto-Centric Distance24,090.42 Light Years / 7,386.00 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.-296.26 ± 2.11 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-123.40 ± 2.76 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index-99.00

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

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