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WZ Sagittarii, HD167660, HIP89596

Primary Facts on WZ Sagittarii

  • WZ Sagittarii's star type is pulsating variable star that can be located in the constellation of Sagittarius. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • WZ Sagittarii is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • The star is calculated at being about 931.90 light years away from us.

WZ Sagittarii's Alternative Names

HIP89596 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD167660.

WZ Sagittarii has alternative name(s) :- , WZ Sgr.

BD number is the number that the star was filed under in the Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung, a star catalogue that was put together by the Bonn Observatory between 1859 to 1903. The star's BD Number is BD-19 4945.

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

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of WZ Sagittarii

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 2.25 ± 0.67 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 0.89 ± 1.22 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 -18.10 km/s with an error of about 0.30 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.

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 WZ Sagittarii Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameWZ Sagittarii
Alternative NamesHD 167660, HIP 89596, BD-19 4945, WZ Sgr
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Galactic Latitude-1.32 degrees
Galactic Longitude12.11 degrees
Distance from Earth3.50 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 931.90 Light Years
 285.71 Parsecs
 58,931,507.15 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.2.25 ± 0.67 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.0.89 ± 1.22 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity-18.10 ± 0.30 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeDelta Cepheid
Mean Variability Period in Days21.856
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)7.581 - 8.600

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

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