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WW Cassiopeiae

WW Cassiopeiae Facts

WW Cassiopeiae's Alternative Names

HIP7260 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

WW Cassiopeiae has alternative name(s) :- , WW Cas.

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

Location of WW Cassiopeiae

The location of the variable 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 WW Cassiopeiae, the location is 01h 33m 32.69 and +57° 45` 05.5 .

Physical Properties (Temperature) of WW Cassiopeiae

WW Cassiopeiae Colour and Temperature

WW Cassiopeiae has a spectral type of N0v. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 2.1 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 1,181 Kelvin.

WW Cassiopeiae Radius

Radius has been calculated as being 100.09 times bigger than the Sun. The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 69,641,954.73.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.

WW Cassiopeiae Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

WW Cassiopeiae has an apparent magnitude of 9.59 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 1.74 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 WW Cassiopeiae

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 2.69 which gave the calculated distance to WW Cassiopeiae as 1212.50 light years away from Earth or 371.75 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 1212.50 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

Variable Type of WW Cassiopeiae

The star is a pulsating Slow Irregular 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. WW Cassiopeiae brightness ranges from a magnitude of 10.100 to a magnitude of 9.320 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.7 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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Additional WW Cassiopeiae Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameWW Cassiopeiae
Alternative NamesHIP 7260, WW Cas
Spectral TypeN0v
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemYes
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Absolute Magnitude 1.74
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.59
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)01h 33m 32.69
Declination (Dec.)+57° 45` 05.5
Galactic Latitude-4.66 degrees
Galactic Longitude128.54 degrees
Distance from Earth2.69 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1212.50 Light Years
 371.75 Parsecs
 76,678,407.42 Astronomical Units
B-V Index2.10
Radial Velocity-59.00 ± 4.70 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeSlow Irregular
Mean Variability Period in Days0.669
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)9.320 - 10.100

Estimated Calculated Facts

Radius (x the Sun)100.09
Effective Temperature1,181 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

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