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Tania Australis (Mu Ursae Majoris) - HD89758 - HIP50801 - HR4069

Tania Australis (Mu Ursae Majoris) is a red pulsating giant star that can be located in the constellation of UrsaMajor. It is calculated at being 5.000 Billion Years old. This information comes from ExoPlanet. Mu Ursae Majoris is the Bayer Classification for the star. The Id of the star in the Yale Bright Star Catalogue is HR4069. HIP50801 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD89758. Tania Australis has alternative name(s), 34 Ursae Majoris , NSV_04829, 34 UMa. In Arabic, it is known as Ath-Thaniyah.

Location of Tania Australis

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 Tania Australis, the location is 10h 22m 19.80 and +41d29`58.0 .

Proper Motion of Tania Australis

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 035.34 ± 000.34 towards the north and -081.47 ± 000.54 east if we saw them in the horizon.

Tania Australis Luminosity

Luminosity is the amount of energy that a star pumps out and its relative to the amount that our star, the Sun gives out. The figure of 15.0000000 that I have given is based on the Spectral Types page that I have found on the Internet. You might find a different figure, one that may have been calculated rather than generalised that I have done. The figure is always the amount times the luminosity of the Sun. It is an imprecise figure because of a number of factors including but not limited to whether the star is a variable star and distance.

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature, Age, Mass, Radius) of Tania Australis

Tania Australis has a spectral type of M0III SB. This means the star is a red giant star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 1.6 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 3,779 Kelvin.

Tania Australis has been calculated as 40.57 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 28,225,867.60.km. The star's solar mass is 1.00 times that of the Sun's. The Sun's Mass is 1,989,100,000,000,000,000,000 billion kg. which to calculate using this website is too large. To give idea of size, the Sun is 99.86% the mass of the solar system.

The star's metallicity is -0.250000, this value is the fractional amount of the star that is not Hydrogen (X) or Helium (Y). An older star would have a high metallicity whereas a new star would have a lower one.

The star is believed to be about 5.00 Billion years old. To put in context, the Sun is believed to be about five billion years old and the Universe is about 13.8 billion years old.

Tania Australis Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

Tania Australis has an apparent magnitude of 3.06 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 -1.35 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of -1.18. 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 Tania Australis

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 13.11 which gave the calculated distance to Tania Australis as 248.79 light years away from Earth or 76.28 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 248.79 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

In 2007, Hipparcos data was revised with a new parallax of 14.16 which put Tania Australis at a distance of 230.34 light years or 70.62 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.

Variable Type of Tania Australis

The star is a pulsating Semiregular s, which are giants or supergiants of intermediate and late spectral 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. Tania Australis brightness ranges from a magnitude of 3.000 to a magnitude of 3.000 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star.

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 Stellar Age, Metallicity or Mass is from the E.U. Exoplanets. The information was obtained as of 12th Feb 2017.

Tania Australis Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional NameTania Australis
Short NameNSV 04829, 34 UMa
Arabic NameAth-Thaniyah
English MeaningThe southern one of 'the second' leap
Bayer DesignationMu Ursae Majoris
Alternative Name(s)34 Ursae Majoris
Hipparcos Library I.D.50801
Yale Bright Star Catalogue (HR) Id4069
Bonner DurchmusterungBD+42 2115
Henry Draper Designation89758

Visual Facts

Star Typegiant star
Age5.000 Billions of Years
Absolute Magnitude-1.35 / -1.18
Apparent Magnitude3.06
Right Ascension (R.A.)10h 22m 19.80
Declination (Dec.)+41d29`58.0
1997 Distance from Earth13.11 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 248.79 Light Years
 76.28 Parsecs
2007 Revised Distance from Earth14.16 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 230.34 Light Years
 70.62 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.35.34 ± 0.34 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-81.47 ± 0.54 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index1.60
Spectral TypeM0III SB
Colour(M) Red

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeSemiregular s, which are giants or supergiants of intermediate and late spectral

Estimated Facts

Radius (x the Sun)40.57
Luminosity (x the Sun)15.0000000
Calculated Effective Temperature3,779 Kelvin
Mass Compared to the Sun1.00
Metallicity-0.25000

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

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