WY Pavonis is a pulsating variable star that can be located in the constellation of Pavo. The description is based on the spectral class. WY Pavonis is not part of the constellation but is within the borders of the constellation.
The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
HIP87804 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.
WY Pavonis has alternative name(s) :- , WY Pav.
More details on star alternative names can be found at Star Names .
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 WY Pavonis, the location is 17h 56m 12.39 and -57° 09` 43.1 .
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||WY Pavonis|
|Alternative Names||HIP 87804, WY Pav|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Star Type||Variable Star|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||12.18|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||17h 56m 12.39|
|Declination (Dec.)||-57° 09` 43.1|
|Galactic Latitude||-15.54 degrees|
|Galactic Longitude||336.06 degrees|
|Distance from Earth||1.10 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|2965.12 Light Years|
|Radial Velocity||-76.00 ± 14.00 km/s|
|Iron Abundance||-0.97 ± 9.99 Fe/H|
|Variable Star Class||Pulsating|
|Variable Star Type||RR Lyrae type with asymmetric light curves|
|Mean Variability Period in Days||0.589|
|Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)||11.883 - 12.707|