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V4190 Sagittarii, HD171369, HIP91132

V4190 Sagittarii is a blue to white pulsating subgiant star that can be located in the constellation of Sagittarius. The star can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

HIP91132 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD171369. The Id of the star in the Gould Star Catalogue is 79. Stars in the southern hemisphere are more likely to have a Gould Id than the northern hemisphere. For example, there are no Gould classified stars in Ursa Major.

V4190 Sagittarii has alternative name(s), V4190 Sgr.

Location of V4190 Sagittarii

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 V4190 Sagittarii, the location is 18h 35m 21.31 and -20d 50` 25.6 .

Proper Motion of V4190 Sagittarii

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 -3.76 ± 0.36 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 30.49 ± 0.66 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 -6.70000 km/s with an error of about 0.60 km/s .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature, Radius) of V4190 Sagittarii

V4190 Sagittarii has a spectral type of F0IV/V. This means the star is a blue to white subgiant star. The star is 7312.00000000 Parsecs from the Galactic Centre or terms of Light Years is 23849.0637132800000000s. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.28 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 7,322 Kelvin.

V4190 Sagittarii Radius has been calculated as being 2.73 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 1,897,196.35.km. However with the 2007 release of updated Hipparcos files, the radius is now calculated at being round 2.68. The figure is derived at by using the formula from SDSS and has been known to produce widely incorrect figures.

V4190 Sagittarii Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

V4190 Sagittarii 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 1.64 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 1.68. 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 V4190 Sagittarii

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 10.71 which gave the calculated distance to V4190 Sagittarii as 304.54 light years away from Earth or 93.37 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 304.54 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 10.93 which put V4190 Sagittarii at a distance of 298.41 light years or 91.49 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 7,312.00 Parsecs or 23,849.06 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 V4190 Sagittarii

The star is a pulsating Delta Scuti 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. V4190 Sagittarii brightness ranges from a magnitude of 6.584 to a magnitude of 6.534 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.0 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.

V4190 Sagittarii Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional/Proper NameV4190 Sagittarii
Short NameV4190 Sgr
Hipparcos Library I.D.91132
Bonner DurchmusterungBD-20 5189
Gould I.D.79
Henry Draper Designation171369

Visual Facts

Star Typesubgiant star
Absolute Magnitude1.64 / 1.68
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.49
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)18h 35m 21.31
Declination (Dec.)-20d 50` 25.6
Galactic Latitude-5.96 degrees
Galactic Longitude12.54 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth10.71 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 304.54 Light Years
 93.37 Parsecs
2007 Revised Distance from Earth10.93 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 298.41 Light Years
 91.49 Parsecs
Galacto-Centric Distance23,849.06 Light Years / 7,312.00 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.-3.76 ± 0.36 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.30.49 ± 0.66 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.28
Radial Velocity-6.70 ± 0.60 km/s
Spectral TypeF0IV/V
Colour(F) blue to white

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeDelta Scuti
Mean Variability Period in Days0.035
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)6.534 - 6.584

Estimated Facts

Calculated Effective Temperature7,322 Kelvin

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

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