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V767 Centauri, HD120991, HIP67861

V767 Centauri is a blue eruptive giant star that can be located in the constellation of Centaurus. The description is based on the spectral class. The star can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

V767 Centauri's Alternative Names

HIP67861 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD120991.

V767 Centauri has alternative name(s) :- , V767 Cen.

The Gould star designation is one that was designed by American astronomer, Benjamin Apthorp Gould. Gould stars are predominantly in the Southern and Equatorial constellations but do appear in northern constellations such as Bootes and Orion. The star has the designation 285 G. Centauri. There are no stars with a Gould designation in Ursa Major for example.

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

Location of V767 Centauri

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 V767 Centauri, the location is 13h 53m 57.25 and -47 ° 07` 41.4 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of V767 Centauri

V767 Centauri has a spectral type of B2IIIe. This means the star is a blue giant star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of -0.05 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 10,395 Kelvin.

V767 Centauri Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

V767 Centauri has an apparent magnitude of 5.83 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Using the supplied Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 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 V767 Centauri

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 0.00 which gave the calculated distance to V767 Centauri as -1 light years away from Earth or -1 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, -1 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

Variable Type of V767 Centauri

The star is a eruptive Gamma Cassiopeiae 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. V767 Centauri brightness ranges from a magnitude of 6.021 to a magnitude of 5.760 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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 V767 Centauri
Alternative NamesHD 120991, HIP 67861, 285 G. Centauri, V767 Cen
Spectral TypeB2IIIe
Multiple Star SystemYes
Star TypeGiant Star
Colour blue
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCentaurus
Visual / Apparent Magnitude5.83
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)13h 53m 57.25
Declination (Dec.)-47 ° 07` 41.4
Galactic Latitude14.42 degrees
Galactic Longitude313.84 degrees
Distance from Earth0.00 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -1 Light Years
 -1 Parsecs
B-V Index-0.05
Radial Velocity-21.00 ± 2.90 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassEruptive
Variable Star TypeGamma Cassiopeiae
Mean Variability Period in Days0.327
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)5.760 - 6.021

Estimated Facts


Calculated Effective Temperature10,395 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

Multi-Star System

The star has been identified as being a multi-star system, one in which there is at least one star in close orbit to another star or two or more stars orbiting a central point. The stars may be of equal mass, unequal mass where one star is stronger than the other or be in groups orbiting a central point which doesn't necessarily have to be a star. More information can be found on my dedicated multiple star systems page. The source of the info is Simbad. The file is dated 2000 so any differences between this and any other source will be down to the actual source from where the information came from.


Proper Motion mas/yr
H.D. IdB.D. IdStar CodeMagnitudeR.A.Dec.SpectrumColourYear
120991-46 8931.2A5.90000-6.00000-13.00000B3Blue/White
B11.000001897

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