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V1369 Orionis, HD34959, HIP25011

V1369 Orionis is a blue eruptive star that can be located in the constellation of Orion. The star can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

HIP25011 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD34959.

V1369 Orionis has alternative name(s), V1369 Ori.

Location of V1369 Orionis

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 V1369 Orionis, the location is 05h 21m 19.31 and +04d 00` 43.1 .

Proper Motion of V1369 Orionis

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 -12.53 ± 0.44 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 0.46 ± 0.89 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards us is 4.80000 km/s with an error of about 2.60 km/s .

V1369 Orionis 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 380.0000000 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 V1369 Orionis

V1369 Orionis has a spectral type of B5Vp. This means the star is a blue star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of -0.08 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 11,099 Kelvin.

V1369 Orionis Radius has been calculated as being 4.86 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 3,379,356.96.km. However with the 2007 release of updated Hipparcos files, the radius is now calculated at being round 3.57. The figure is derived at by using the formula from SDSS and has been known to produce widely incorrect figures.

V1369 Orionis Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

V1369 Orionis has an apparent magnitude of 6.49 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 -1.42 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of -0.75. 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 V1369 Orionis

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 2.62 which gave the calculated distance to V1369 Orionis as 1244.90 light years away from Earth or 381.68 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 1244.90 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 3.56 which put V1369 Orionis at a distance of 916.19 light years or 280.90 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 V1369 Orionis

The star is a eruptive Irregular 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. V1369 Orionis brightness ranges from a magnitude of 6.669 to a magnitude of 6.465 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.2 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.

V1369 Orionis Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional/Proper NameV1369 Orionis
Short NameV1369 Ori
Hipparcos Library I.D.25011
Bonner DurchmusterungBD+03 857
Henry Draper Designation34959

Visual Facts

Star Type star
Absolute Magnitude-1.42 / -0.75
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.49
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)05h 21m 19.31
Declination (Dec.)+04d 00` 43.1
Galactic Latitude-17.95 degrees
Galactic Longitude198.53 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth2.62 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1244.90 Light Years
 381.68 Parsecs
2007 Revised Distance from Earth3.56 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 916.19 Light Years
 280.90 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.-12.53 ± 0.44 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.0.46 ± 0.89 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index-0.08
Radial Velocity4.80 ± 2.60 km/s
Spectral TypeB5Vp
Colour(B) blue

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassEruptive
Variable Star TypeIrregular
Mean Variability Period in Days0.241
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)6.465 - 6.669

Estimated Facts

Luminosity (x the Sun)380.0000000
Calculated Effective Temperature11,099 Kelvin

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

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