b Caeli

The object was found in the following catalogues:
  1. The Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Preliminary Version)

  2. SKY2000 - Master Star Catalog

  3. Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalog

catalogues and names b Cae, HR 1503, HD 29992, SAO 195239, FK5: 1130
constellation Caelum

data from The Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Preliminary Version) (Hoffleit+, 1991)

position, motion, parallax:

position (J2000) RA: 4h 42min 3,5sec DEC: -37 8' 40''
position (J1900) RA: 4h 38min 31,2sec DEC: -37 20' 22''
proper motion (J2000) RA: 0,049 arcsec/a DEC: 0,193 arcsec/a
radial velocity 27 km/s
note: suspected variable radial velocity
rotational velocity 140 km/s (uncertain) (variable)
trigonometric parallax 0,058 arcsec


visual magnitude 5,05
(V on UBV Johnson system)

spectral / color information

spectral class F1V
B-V-magnitude 0,37
U-B-magnitude 0,04

data from SKY2000 - Master Star Catalog (Myers+ 1997)

position, motion, parallax:

position (J2000) RA: 4h 42min 3,482sec DEC: -37 8' 39,69'' 0,06 arcsec source: 15
proper motion (J2000) RA: 0,0041 arcsec/a DEC: 0,193 arcsec/a source: 25
radial velocity 27 km/s source: 25
trigonometric parallax 0,058 0,006 arcsec source: 25
galactic coord. (B1950) longitude: 239,92 latitude: -40,91
GCI unit vector (J2000) X: 0,265893 Y: 0,751463 Z: -0,603825


visual 5,05 (observed) source: 25
photovisual 5,1 source: 2
photographic 5,5 source: 2

spectral information:

spectral class F5 source: 96
Morgan-Keenan F1V source: 25
B-magnitude 5,42 0,05 B-V-magnitude 0,37
U-magnitude 5,46 0,05 U-B-magnitude 0,04


2 HD and HDE Catalogs
Cannon, A.J., and E.C. Pickering, Harvard Annals, Vols 91-99, 1918-24, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University; Cannon, A.J., Harvard Annals, Vol. 100, 1925-36, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University; and Cannon, A.J., and M. Walton Mayall, Harvard Annals, Vol. 112, 1949, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University
15 FK5, FK5 Extension and FK5 Supplement
Fricke, W., H. Schwan and T. Lederle, "Fifth Fundamental Catalogue (FK5), Part I. The Basic Fundamental Stars," Veroff. Astronomisches Recheninstitut, No. 32, Heidelberg, Germany, 1988, and Fricke, W., H. Schwan, and T.E. Corbin, "Fifth Fundamental Catalogue (FK5), Part II. The FK5 Extension," Veröff. Astronomisches Recheninstitut, No. 33, Heidelberg, Germany, 1991
25 Bright Star Catalogue, 5th edition
Hoffleit, D. and Warren, W.H. Jr., The Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Edition, Version 2, 1994
96 SAO or HD/HDE Catalog
Reference from Value 1 or Reference from Value 2

data from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalog (SAO Staff 1966; USNO, ADC 1990)

position and proper motion:

position (J1950) RA: 4h 40min 17,269sec DEC: -37 14' 27,53'' 0,012 arcsec
position (J2000) RA: 4h 42min 3,466sec DEC: -37 8' 39,75''
proper motion J1950 (FK4) RA: 0,0032 arcsec/a DEC: 0,194 arcsec/a 0,003 arcsec/a in RA
0,003 arcsec/a in DEC
proper motion J2000 (FK5) RA: 0,0039 arcsec/a DEC: 0,192 arcsec/a
source of proper motion data Determined by source catalog


visual 5,1 (accuracy: 2 decimals)
source of visual magnitude data Taken from the "Henry Draper Catalogue".

spectral information:

spectral class F5
source of spectral data Taken from the Henry Draper Catalogue or no spectrum in source catalog.


source catalogue FK4, catalogue number: 1130
Durchmusterung CD-37 1867
Boss General Catalogue 5740
Henry Draper Catalogue 29992