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HIP 9043

HIP 9043 Facts

HIP 9043's Alternative Names

HIP9043 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 9043

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 9043, the location is 01h 56m 31.81 and -58° 45` 48.9 .

Proper Motion of HIP 9043

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 -71.45 ± 3.19 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 194.92 ± 3.53 miliarcseconds/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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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHIP 9043
Alternative NamesHIP 9043
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationHydrus
Absolute Magnitude / 5.43
Visual / Apparent Magnitude12.23
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)01h 56m 31.81
Declination (Dec.)-58° 45` 48.9
Galactic Latitude-56.40 degrees
Galactic Longitude287.71 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth-6.72 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -485.36 Light Years
 -148.81 Parsecs
2007 Distance from Earth4.37 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 746.37 Light Years
 228.83 Parsecs
 47,199,246.72 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-71.45 ± 3.19 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.194.92 ± 3.53 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index-99.00

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts


Radius (x the Sun)0.00

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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