SV Velorum is a blue to white pulsating luminous giant star that can be located in the constellation of Vela. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
HIP52570 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD93247.
SV Velorum has alternative name(s), SV Vel.
The location of the star in the galaxy 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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For SV Velorum, the location is 10h 44m 56.35 and -56 d 17` 22.4 .
SV Velorum has a spectral type of F7II. This means the star is a blue to white luminous giant star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.77 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 5,490 Kelvin. The figure is derived at by using the formula from SDSS and has been known to produce widely incorrect figures.
SV Velorum has an apparent magnitude of 8.82 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Using the supplied Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 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.
Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -1.00 which gave the calculated distance to SV Velorum as -3261.63 light years away from Earth or -1000 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, -3261.63 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.
The star is a pulsating Delta Cepheid variable type which means that its size changes over time. The Variable Type is usually named after the first star of that type to be spotted. SV Velorum brightness ranges from a magnitude of 9.229 to a magnitude of 8.286 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 14.1 days (variability).
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.
|Traditional/Proper Name||SV Velorum|
|Short Name||SV Vel|
|Hipparcos Library I.D.||52570|
|Henry Draper Designation||93247|
|Star Type||luminous giant star|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||8.82|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||10h 44m 56.35|
|Declination (Dec.)||-56 d 17` 22.4|
|Galactic Latitude||2.37 degrees|
|Galactic Longitude||286.00 degrees|
|Distance from Earth||-1.00 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|-3261.63 Light Years|
|Radial Velocity||4.50 ± 4.60 km/s|
|Colour||(F) blue to white|
|Variable Star Class||Pulsating|
|Variable Star Type||Delta Cepheid|
|Mean Variability Period in Days||14.098|
|Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)||8.286 - 9.229|
|Calculated Effective Temperature||5,490 Kelvin|