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V1372 Orionis, HD36012, HIP25655

V1372 Orionis is a blue pulsating main sequence dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of Orion. The description is based on the spectral class. V1372 Orionis is not part of the constellation but is within the borders of the constellation.

The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

V1372 Orionis's Alternative Names

HIP25655 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD36012.

V1372 Orionis has alternative name(s) :- , V1372 Ori.

BD number is the number that the star was filed under in the Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung, a star catalogue that was put together by the Bonn Observatory between 1859 to 1903. The star's BD Number is BD+02 974.

More details on star alternative names can be found at Star Names .

Location of V1372 Orionis

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 V1372 Orionis, the location is 05h 28m 48.46 and +02° 09` 53.0 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of V1372 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 -0.64 ± 0.27 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -1.66 ± 0.59 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 the Sun is 21.00 km/s with an error of about 4.40 km/s . When the value is negative then the star and the Sun are getting closer to one another, likewise, a positive number means that two stars are moving away. Its nothing to fear as the stars are so far apart, they won't collide in our life-time, if ever.

V1372 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 251.97 that I have given is based on the value in the Simbad Hipparcos Extended Catalogue at the University of Strasbourg from 2012.

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of V1372 Orionis

V1372 Orionis has a spectral type of B5Vne. This means the star is a blue main sequence dwarf star. The star is 7,729.00 Parsecs from the Galactic Centre or terms of Light Years is 25,209.16 s. The star has a B-V Colour Index of -0.07 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 10,845 Kelvin.

V1372 Orionis Radius has been calculated as being 3.86 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 2,684,953.50.km. If you need the diameter of the star, you just need to multiple the radius by 2. However with the 2007 release of updated Hipparcos files, the radius is now calculated at being round 3.84. The figure is derived at by using the formula from SDSS and has been known to produce widely incorrect figures.

V1372 Orionis Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

V1372 Orionis has an apparent magnitude of 7.14 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 -0.82 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of -0.81. 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 V1372 Orionis

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 2.56 which gave the calculated distance to V1372 Orionis as 1274.08 light years away from Earth or 390.62 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 1274.08 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 2.57 which put V1372 Orionis at a distance of 1269.12 light years or 389.11 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.

The star's Galacto-Centric Distance is 7,729.00 Parsecs or 25,209.16 Light Years. The Galacto-Centric Distance is the distance from the star to the Centre of the Galaxy which is Sagittarius A*.

Variable Type of V1372 Orionis

The star is a pulsating Slow 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. V1372 Orionis brightness ranges from a magnitude of 7.190 to a magnitude of 7.057 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.1 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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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameV1372 Orionis
Alternative NamesHD 36012, HIP 25655, BD+02 974, V1372 Ori
Spectral TypeB5Vne
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type main sequence Dwarf Star
Colour blue
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationOrion
Absolute Magnitude -0.82 / -0.81
Visual / Apparent Magnitude7.14
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)05h 28m 48.46
Declination (Dec.)+02° 09` 53.0
Galactic Latitude-17.25 degrees
Galactic Longitude201.19 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth2.56 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1274.08 Light Years
 390.62 Parsecs
2007 Distance from Earth2.57 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1269.12 Light Years
 389.11 Parsecs
Galacto-Centric Distance25,209.16 Light Years / 7,729.00 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.-0.64 ± 0.27 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-1.66 ± 0.59 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index-0.07
Radial Velocity21.00 ± 4.40 km/s
Eccentricity0.13
Semi-Major Axis8773.00
Stellar Luminosity (Lsun)251.97

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeSlow Irregular
Mean Variability Period in Days0.109
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)7.057 - 7.190

Estimated Facts


Calculated Effective Temperature10,845 Kelvin

Sources and Links


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