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V982 Centauri

Primary Facts on V982 Centauri

V982 Centauri's Alternative Names

HIP67616 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD120609.

V982 Centauri has alternative name(s) :- , V982 Cen.

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

Location of V982 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 V982 Centauri, the location is 13h 51m 18.06 and -39° 28` 18.4 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of V982 Centauri

V982 Centauri has a spectral type of K2V. This means the star is a orange to red main sequence star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.97 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 4,907 Kelvin.

V982 Centauri Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

V982 Centauri has an apparent magnitude of 9.47 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. V982 Centauri brightness ranges from a magnitude of 9.854 to a magnitude of 9.600 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.4 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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Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameV982 Centauri
Alternative NamesHD 120609, HIP 67616, V982 Cen
Spectral TypeK2V
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemYes
Star Type main sequence Dwarf Star
Colour orange to red
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCentaurus
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.47
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)13h 51m 18.06
Declination (Dec.)-39° 28` 18.4
B-V Index0.97

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Mean Variability Period in Days0.392
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)9.600 - 9.854

Estimated Calculated Facts


Radius (x the Sun)0.00
Effective Temperature4,907 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
120609-38 8854.2A9.50000G5Yellow
B12.000001959

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