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IQ Normae

IQ Normae Facts

IQ Normae's Alternative Names

HIP74448 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

IQ Normae has alternative name(s) :- IQ Nor, IQ Nor.

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

Location of IQ Normae

The location of the variable 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 IQ Normae, the location is 15h 12m 49.52 and -54° 45` 19.0 .

Proper Motion of IQ Normae

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 -0.16 ± 0.91 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -5.01 ± 1.55 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 IQ Normae Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameIQ Normae
Alternative NamesIQ Nor, HIP 74448, IQ Nor
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Absolute Magnitude / 2.66
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.68
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)15h 12m 49.52
Declination (Dec.)-54° 45` 19.0
Galactic Latitude2.67 degrees
Galactic Longitude322.46 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth-0.24 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -13590.14 Light Years
 -4166.67 Parsecs
2007 Distance from Earth3.95 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 825.73 Light Years
 253.16 Parsecs
 52,217,634.49 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-0.16 ± 0.91 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-5.01 ± 1.55 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index1.37

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeDelta Cepheid
Mean Variability Period in Days8.218
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)9.404 - 10.061

Sources and Links

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