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VY Normae, HIP80931

VY Normae is a pulsating star that can be located in the constellation of Norma. 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.

VY Normae's Alternative Names

HIP80931 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

VY Normae has alternative name(s) :- , VY Nor.

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

Location of VY Normae

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 VY Normae, the location is 16h 31m 33.15 and -53° 58` 23.4 .

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 NameVY Normae
Alternative NamesHIP 80931, VY Nor
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationNorma
Absolute Magnitude8.10
Visual / Apparent Magnitude13.12
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 8 - 10 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)16h 31m 33.15
Declination (Dec.)-53° 58` 23.4
Galactic Latitude-3.94 degrees
Galactic Longitude331.82 degrees
Distance from Earth9.89 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 329.79 Light Years
 101.11 Parsecs
B-V Index-99.00
Radial Velocity2.00 ± 999.00 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeRR Lyrae type with asymmetric light curves
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)13.010 - 13.750

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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