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V960 Centauri

V960 Centauri Facts

V960 Centauri's Alternative Names

HIP64719 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD115087.

V960 Centauri has alternative name(s) :- V960 Cen, V960 Cen.

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

Location of V960 Centauri

The location of the main sequence 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 V960 Centauri, the location is 13h 15m 54.89 and -56° 19` 31.4 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of V960 Centauri

V960 Centauri has a spectral type of B4V. This means the star is a blue main sequence 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.

V960 Centauri Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

V960 Centauri has an apparent magnitude of 9.64 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 V960 Centauri

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -0.69 which gave the calculated distance to V960 Centauri as -4727.00 light years away from Earth or -1449.28 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, -4727.00 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

Variable Type of V960 Centauri

The star is a eclipsing binary sys Eclipsing 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. V960 Centauri brightness ranges from a magnitude of 9.784 to a magnitude of 9.588 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 1.9 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 NameV960 Centauri
Alternative NamesV960 Cen, HD 115087, HIP 64719, V960 Cen
Spectral TypeB4V
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type main sequence Dwarf Star
ColourBlue
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCentaurus
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.64
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)13h 15m 54.89
Declination (Dec.)-56° 19` 31.4
Galactic Latitude6.38 degrees
Galactic Longitude306.34 degrees
Distance from Earth-0.69 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -4727.00 Light Years
 -1449.28 Parsecs
 -298,933,375.40 Astronomical Units
B-V Index-0.05

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassEclipsing binary sys
Variable Star TypeEclipsing
Mean Variability Period in Days1.864
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)9.588 - 9.784

Estimated Calculated Facts


Effective Temperature10,395 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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