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V Coronae Australis, HD173539, HIP92207

V Coronae Australis is a eruptive variable star that can be located in the constellation of Corona Australis. The description is based on the spectral class. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

V Coronae Australis's Alternative Names

HIP92207 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD173539.

V Coronae Australis has alternative name(s) :- , V CrA.

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

Location of V Coronae Australis

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 V Coronae Australis, the location is 18h 47m 32.31 and -38° 09` 32.3 .

Physical Properties (Temperature) of V Coronae Australis

V Coronae Australis has a spectral type of R0. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.62 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 5,829 Kelvin.

V Coronae Australis Radius has been calculated as being 7.76 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 5,397,543.92.km. If you need the diameter of the star, you just need to multiple the radius by 2. The figure is derived at by using the formula from SDSS and has been known to produce widely incorrect figures.

V Coronae Australis Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

V Coronae Australis has an apparent magnitude of 10.00 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 0.36 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 V Coronae Australis

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 1.18 which gave the calculated distance to V Coronae Australis as 2764.10 light years away from Earth or 847.46 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 2764.10 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

Variable Type of V Coronae Australis

The star is a eruptive R Coronae Borealis 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. V Coronae Australis brightness ranges from a magnitude of 10.899 to a magnitude of 10.001 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 1.1 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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V Coronae Australis Facts

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameV Coronae Australis
Alternative NamesHD 173539, HIP 92207, V CrA
Spectral TypeR0
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCorona Australis
Absolute Magnitude0.36
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)18h 47m 32.31
Declination (Dec.)-38° 09` 32.3
Galactic Latitude-15.65 degrees
Galactic Longitude357.66 degrees
Distance from Earth1.18 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 2764.10 Light Years
 847.46 Parsecs
B-V Index0.62
Radial Velocity-11.00 ± 999.00 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassEruptive
Variable Star TypeR Coronae Borealis
Mean Variability Period in Days1.050
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)10.001 - 10.899

Estimated Facts


Calculated Effective Temperature5,829 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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