The Id of the star in the Yale Bright Star Catalogue is HR5978. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD144070. The Gliese ID of the star is GJ 9540 A. The star was added to the Gliese catalogue in 1970 by Richard van der Riet Woolley hence the GJ prefix rather than GL prefix.Star Names.
BD number is the number that the star was filed under in the Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung, a star catalogue that was put together by the Bonn Observatory between 1859 to 1903. The star's BD Number is BD-10 4237A.
More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .
The location of the main sequence 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 KSI Scorpii A, the location is 16h 04m 22.115 and -11° 22` 23.42 .
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 -34.50 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -71.50 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.
KSI Scorpii A has a spectral type of F4(V) D. This means the star is a blue to white main sequence star.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||KSI Scorpii A|
|Alternative Names||HD 144070, HR 5978, BD-10 4237A, Gliese 9540 A|
|Spectral Type||F4(V) D|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Star Type||main sequence Dwarf Star|
|Colour||Yellow - White|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||16h 04m 22.115|
|Declination (Dec.)||-11° 22` 23.42|
|Proper Motion Dec.||-34.50 milliarcseconds/year|
|Proper Motion RA.||-71.50 milliarcseconds/year|
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