HIP71922 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.
V1014 Centauri has alternative name(s) :- , V1014 Cen.
More details on star alternative names can be found at Star Names .
The location of the 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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For V1014 Centauri, the location is 14h 42m 36.35 and -32° 43` 34.6 .
V1014 Centauri has a spectral type of Fp. This means the star is a blue to white variable star.
V1014 Centauri has an apparent magnitude of 11.94 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 -26.03 which gave the calculated distance to V1014 Centauri as -125.30 light years away from Earth or -38.42 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, -125.30 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet. V1014 Centauri brightness ranges from a magnitude of 12.236 to a magnitude of 11.523 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.3 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.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||V1014 Centauri|
|Alternative Names||HIP 71922, V1014 Cen|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Star Type||Variable Star|
|Colour||blue to white|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||11.94|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||14h 42m 36.35|
|Declination (Dec.)||-32° 43` 34.6|
|Galactic Latitude||24.57 degrees|
|Galactic Longitude||328.48 degrees|
|Distance from Earth||-26.03 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|-125.30 Light Years|
|-7,924,638.64 Astronomical Units|
|Mean Variability Period in Days||0.293|
|Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)||11.523 - 12.236|
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