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HU Aquarius (Carbon Star) Facts

HU Aquarius Facts

HU Aquarius's Alternative Names

HU Aquarius has alternative name(s) :- HU Aqr.

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

Location of HU Aquarius

The location of the carbon 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 HU Aquarius, the location is 21h 07m 58.00 and -05° 17` 41.00 .

Physical Properties (Colour) of HU Aquarius

HU Aquarius Colour and Temperature

HU Aquarius has a spectral type of Catac. var.. This means the star is a carbon red carbon star.

HU Aquarius Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HU Aquarius has an apparent magnitude of 15.00 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 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.

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Additional HU Aquarius Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHU Aquarius
Alternative NamesHU Aqr
Spectral TypeCatac. var.
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeCarbon Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude15.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires 8m Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)21h 07m 58.00
Declination (Dec.)-05° 17` 41.00

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count1

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List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting HU Aquarius

NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastron
HU Aqr (AB) cConfirmed0.15646.0000.2920116.18351.000

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