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NSV 13493

NSV 13493 Facts

  • NSV 13493 is a giant star that can be located in the constellation of Vulpecula. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • NSV 13493 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (M2III) of the star, the star's colour is red .
  • The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
  • Using the most recent figures given by the 2007 Hipparcos data, the star is 1325.87 light years away from us. Distance

NSV 13493's Alternative Names

HIP103919 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD200546.

NSV 13493 has alternative name(s) :- , NSV 13493.

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+26 4062.

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

Location of NSV 13493

The location of the giant 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 NSV 13493, the location is 21h 03m 19.92 and +27° 19` 53.7 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of NSV 13493

Proper Motion

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 -24.08 ± 0.40 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -13.02 ± 0.63 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

Radial Velocity

The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is -15.47000 km/s with an error of about 0.22 km/s . 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.

Physical Properties of NSV 13493

NSV 13493 Temperature and Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of M2III , NSV 13493's colour and type is red giant star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 1.8 which means the star's temperature is about 2,942 Kelvin. The temperature was calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu.

NSV 13493 Radius

NSV 13493 estimated radius has been calculated as being 36.78 times bigger than the Sun. The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 25,591,926.77.km. If you need the diameter of the star, you just need to multiple the radius by 2. However with the 2007 release of updated Hipparcos files, the radius is now calculated at being round 56.445287601161580391087713945. The figure is derived at by using the formula from SDSS rather than peer reviewed papers. It has been known to produce widely incorrect figures.

NSV 13493 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

NSV 13493 has an apparent magnitude of 7.07 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. If you used the 1997 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of -0.05 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of -0.98. 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.

Distance to NSV 13493

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 3.76000 which gave the calculated distance to NSV 13493 as 867.46 light years away from Earth or 265.96 parsecs. If you want that in miles, it is about 5,099,472,366,221,854.33, based on 1 Ly = 5,878,625,373,183.61 miles.

In 2007, Hipparcos data was revised with a new parallax of 2.46000 which put NSV 13493 at a distance of 1325.87 light years or 406.50 parsecs. It should not be taken as though the star is moving closer or further away from us. It is purely that the distance was recalculated.

Using the 2007 distance, the star is roughly 83,846,059.49 Astronomical Units from the Earth/Sun give or take a few. An Astronomical Unit is the distance between Earth and the Sun. The number of A.U. is the number of times that the star is from the Earth compared to the Sun.

Travel Time to NSV 13493

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Walking4222,287,617,473.06
Car1207,409,587,249.10
Airbus A3807361,208,084,877.57
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2691,158,851,028.64
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54579,424,759.14
New Horizons Probe33,00026,943,953.63
Speed of Light670,616,629.001,325.87
NSV 13493 brightness ranges from a magnitude of 7.130 to a magnitude of 7.055 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.0 days (variability).

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 NSV 13493 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameNSV 13493
Alternative NamesHD 200546, HIP 103919, BD+26 4062, NSV 13493
Spectral TypeM2III
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeGiant Star
ColourRed
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationVulpecula
Absolute Magnitude -0.05 / -0.98
Visual / Apparent Magnitude7.07
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)21h 03m 19.92
Declination (Dec.)+27° 19` 53.7
Galactic Latitude-12.76444101 degrees
Galactic Longitude73.10019103 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth3.76000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 867.46 Light Years
 265.96 Parsecs
2007 Distance from Earth2.46000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1325.87 Light Years
 406.50 Parsecs
 83,846,059.49 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-24.08000 ± 0.40000 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-13.02000 ± 0.63000 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index1.8
Radial Velocity -15.47000 ± 0.22 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Mean Variability Period in Days0.049
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)7.055 - 7.130

Estimated Calculated Facts


Radius (x the Sun)56.45
Effective Temperature2,942 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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