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V1014 Centauri, HIP71922

Primary Facts on V1014 Centauri

  • V1014 Centauri's star type is variable star that can be located in the constellation of Centaurus. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • V1014 Centauri is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (Fp) of the star, the star's colour is blue to white .
  • The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
  • The star is calculated at being about -125.30 light years away from us.

V1014 Centauri's Alternative Names

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 .

Location of V1014 Centauri

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 .

Physical Properties (Colour) of V1014 Centauri

V1014 Centauri has a spectral type of Fp. This means the star is a blue to white variable star.

V1014 Centauri Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

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.

Distance to V1014 Centauri

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).

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 V1014 Centauri Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameV1014 Centauri
Alternative NamesHIP 71922, V1014 Cen
Spectral TypeFp
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
Colour blue to white
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCentaurus
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.94
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)14h 42m 36.35
Declination (Dec.)-32° 43` 34.6
Galactic Latitude24.57 degrees
Galactic Longitude328.48 degrees
Distance from Earth-26.03 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -125.30 Light Years
 -38.42 Parsecs
 -7,924,638.64 Astronomical Units
B-V Index-99.00

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Mean Variability Period in Days0.293
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)11.523 - 12.236

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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