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V347 Telescopii

V347 Telescopii Facts

  • V347 Telescopii is a eruptive giant star that can be located in the constellation of Telescopium. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • V347 Telescopii is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (M3III) of the star, the star's colour is red .
  • The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
  • Using the most recent figures given by the 2007 Hipparcos data, the star is 36240.37 light years away from us. Distance

V347 Telescopii's Alternative Names

HIP100665 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD193853.

V347 Telescopii has alternative name(s) :- , V347 Tel.

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

Location of V347 Telescopii

The location of the giant 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 object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For V347 Telescopii, the location is 20h 24m 37.50 and -49° 53` 34.9 .

Proper Motion of V347 Telescopii

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 -0.98 ± 0.62 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -7.61 ± 0.95 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . 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.

Physical Properties of V347 Telescopii

V347 Telescopii Temperature and Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of M3III , V347 Telescopii's colour and type is red giant star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 1.59 which means the star's temperature is about 3,804 Kelvin. The temperature was calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu.

V347 Telescopii Radius

V347 Telescopii Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

V347 Telescopii has an apparent magnitude of 8.46 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 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of -6.77. 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 V347 Telescopii

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -0.41000 which gave the calculated distance to V347 Telescopii as -7955.20 light years away from Earth or -2439.02 parsecs. If you want that in miles, it is about -46,765,640,568,750,254.27, based on 1 Ly = 5,878,625,373,183.61 miles.

In 2007, Hipparcos data was revised with a new parallax of 0.09000 which put V347 Telescopii at a distance of 36240.37 light years or 11111.11 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.

Using the 2007 distance, the star is roughly 2,291,814,981.75 Astronomical Units from the Earth/Sun give or take a few. An Astronomical Unit is the distance between Earth and the Sun. The number of A.U. is the number of times that the star is from the Earth compared to the Sun.

Travel Time to V347 Telescopii

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A38073633,020,916,797.71
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26931,675,194,440.43
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5415,837,576,578.72
New Horizons Probe33,000736,466,507.97
Speed of Light670,616,629.0036,240.37

Variable Type of V347 Telescopii

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. V347 Telescopii brightness ranges from a magnitude of 8.675 to a magnitude of 8.359 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 V347 Telescopii Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameV347 Telescopii
Alternative NamesHD 193853, HIP 100665, V347 Tel
Spectral TypeM3III
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeGiant Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Absolute Magnitude / -6.77
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.46
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)20h 24m 37.50
Declination (Dec.)-49° 53` 34.9
Galactic Latitude-35.13537930 degrees
Galactic Longitude349.27800644 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth-0.41000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -7955.20 Light Years
 -2439.02 Parsecs
2007 Distance from Earth0.09000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 36240.37 Light Years
 11111.11 Parsecs
 2,291,814,981.75 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-0.98000 ± 0.62000 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-7.61000 ± 0.95000 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index1.59

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassEruptive
Variable Star TypeIrregular
Mean Variability Period in Days0.253
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)8.359 - 8.675

Estimated Calculated Facts

Effective Temperature3,804 Kelvin

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

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