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V396 Hydrae

V396 Hydrae Facts

V396 Hydrae's Alternative Names

V396 Hydrae has alternative name(s) :- V396 Hya.

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

Location of V396 Hydrae

The location of the dwarf 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 V396 Hydrae, the location is 13h 12m 46.47 and -23° 21` 31.88 .

Physical Properties (Colour) of V396 Hydrae

V396 Hydrae has a spectral type of DD D. This means the star is a white dwarf star.

V396 Hydrae Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

V396 Hydrae has an apparent magnitude of 17.30 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 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.

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Additional V396 Hydrae Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameV396 Hydrae
Alternative NamesV396 Hya
Spectral TypeDD D
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeDwarf Star
ColourWhite
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationHydra
Visual / Apparent Magnitude17.30
Naked Eye VisibleRequires 8m Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)13h 12m 46.47
Declination (Dec.)-23° 21` 31.88

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet Count1

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://www.exoplanets.eu

List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting V396 Hydrae


NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
V396 Hya bConfirmed12.2201652.000

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