VY Librae is a pulsating variable star that can be located in the constellation of Libra. The description is based on the spectral class. VY Librae is not part of the constellation but is within the borders of the constellation.
HIP77663 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.
VY Librae has alternative name(s) :- , VY Lib.
More details on star alternative names can be found at Star Names .
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 -49.23 ± 1.63 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 1.15 ± 3.05 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 the Sun is 151.00 km/s with an error of about 6.00 km/s . When the value is negative then the star and the Sun are getting closer to one another, likewise, a positive number means that two stars are moving away. Its nothing to fear as the stars are so far apart, they won't collide in our life-time, if ever.
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.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||VY Librae|
|Alternative Names||HIP 77663, VY Lib|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Star Type||Variable Star|
|Galactic Latitude||28.84 degrees|
|Galactic Longitude||353.86 degrees|
|Distance from Earth||1.80 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|1812.02 Light Years|
|114,591,677.27 Astronomical Units|
|Proper Motion Dec.||-49.23 ± 1.63 milliarcseconds/year|
|Proper Motion RA.||1.15 ± 3.05 milliarcseconds/year|
|Radial Velocity||151.00 ± 6.00 km/s|
|Iron Abundance||-1.30 ± 9.99 Fe/H|
|Variable Star Class||Pulsating|
|Variable Star Type||RR Lyrae type with a|
|Mean Variability Period in Days||0.534|
|Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)||11.183 - 12.219|