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IN Arae

IN Arae Facts

  • IN Arae is a pulsating star that can be located in the constellation of Ara. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • IN Arae is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
  • The star is calculated at being about -278.77 light years away from us. Distance

IN Arae's Alternative Names

HIP88802 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

IN Arae has alternative name(s) :- IN Ara, IN Ara.

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

Location of IN Arae

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 IN Arae, the location is 18h 07m 40.22 and -54° 36` 28.8 .

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 IN Arae Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameIN Arae
Alternative NamesIN Ara, HIP 88802, IN Ara
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude12.94
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)18h 07m 40.22
Declination (Dec.)-54° 36` 28.8
Galactic Latitude-15.89539676 degrees
Galactic Longitude339.17736684 degrees
Distance from Earth-11.70000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -278.77 Light Years
 -85.47 Parsecs
 -17,629,330.15 Astronomical Units
B-V Index-99
Radial Velocity115.00000 ± 33.00 km/s
Iron Abundance-1.6900 ± 9.99 Fe/H

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeRR Lyrae type with a
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)12.610 - 13.740

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

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