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 .
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 .
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.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||IN Arae|
|Alternative Names||IN Ara, HIP 88802, IN Ara|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||12.94|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires 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 Longitude||339.17736684 degrees|
|Distance from Earth||-11.70000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|-278.77 Light Years|
|-17,629,330.15 Astronomical Units|
|Radial Velocity||115.00000 ± 33.00 km/s|
|Iron Abundance||-1.6900 ± 9.99 Fe/H|
|Variable Star Class||Pulsating|
|Variable Star Type||RR Lyrae type with a|
|Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)||12.610 - 13.740|
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