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Theta Antliae - HD84367 - HIP47758

Theta Antliae is a blue main sequence dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of Antlia. Theta Antliae is the Bayer Classification for the star. HIP47758 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD84367. Theta Antliae is a multiple star system with 2 stars orbiting in its solar system.

Location of Theta Antliae

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 Theta Antliae, the location is 09h 44m 12.13 and -27d46`10.4 .

Proper Motion of Theta Antliae

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 037.24 ± 000.33 towards the north and -053.23 ± 000.46 east if we saw them in the horizon.

Theta Antliae 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 9.0000000 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, Radius) of Theta Antliae

Theta Antliae has a spectral type of A7V+.... This means the star is a blue main sequence dwarf star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.51 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 6,243 Kelvin.

Theta Antliae has been calculated as 10.43 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 7,254,489.47.km.

Theta Antliae Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

Theta Antliae has an apparent magnitude of 4.78 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 -0.58 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of -0.31. 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 Theta Antliae

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 8.49 which gave the calculated distance to Theta Antliae as 384.17 light years away from Earth or 117.79 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 384.17 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 9.61 which put Theta Antliae at a distance of 339.40 light years or 104.06 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.

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.

Theta Antliae Facts

Alternative Names

Bayer DesignationTheta Antliae
Hipparcos Library I.D.47758
Henry Draper Designation84367

Visual Facts

Star Typemain sequence dwarf star
Absolute Magnitude-0.58 / -0.31
Apparent Magnitude4.78
Right Ascension (R.A.)09h 44m 12.13
Declination (Dec.)-27d46`10.4
1997 Distance from Earth8.49 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 384.17 Light Years
 117.79 Parsecs
2007 Revised Distance from Earth9.61 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 339.40 Light Years
 104.06 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.37.24 ± 0.33 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-53.23 ± 0.46 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.51
Spectral TypeA7V+...
Colour(A) blue
Stars in Solar System2

Estimated Facts

Radius (x the Sun)10.43
Luminosity (x the Sun)9.0000000
Calculated Effective Temperature6,243 Kelvin

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

Related Stars

Multi-Star System

The star has been identified as being a multi-star system, one in which there is at least one star in close orbit to another star or two or more stars orbiting a central point. The stars may be of equal mass, unequal mass where one star is stronger than the other or be in groups orbiting a central point which doesn't necessarily have to be a star. More information can be found on my dedicated multiple star systems page. The source of the info is Simbad. The file is dated 2000 so any differences between this and any other source will be down to the actual source from where the information came from.


Proper Motion mas/yr
H.D. IdB.D. IdStar CodeMagnitudeR.A.Dec.SpectrumColourYear
84367-27 6881.2A5.70000-50.0000030.00000F7Yellow/White
B5.700001959

Location of Theta Antliae in Antlia


Theta Antliae (Theta Antliae) Location in Antlia

The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.


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