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2M 0103-55 (AB)

2M 0103-55 (AB) is a red star that can be located in the constellation of Phoenix. The description is based on the spectral class. 2M 0103-55 (AB) is not part of the constellation but is within the borders of the constellation.

It is calculated at being .030 Billion Years old. This information comes from ExoPlanet. 2M 0103-55 (AB) has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.

Location of 2M 0103-55 (AB)

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 2M 0103-55 (AB), the location is 01h 03m 36.00 and -55° 15` 56.16 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Age) of 2M 0103-55 (AB)

2M 0103-55 (AB) has a spectral type of M. This means the star is a red star.

The star is believed to be about 0.03 Billion years old. To put in context, the Sun is believed to be about five billion years old and the Universe is about 13.8 billion years old. }

Distance to 2M 0103-55 (AB)

The Parallax of the star is given as 21.19 which gives a calculated distance to 2M 0103-55 (AB) of 153.95 light years from the Earth or 47.20 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 153.95 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 9,735,631.02 Astronomical Units from the Earth/Sun give or take a few. An Astronomical Unit is the distance between Earth and the Sun. The number of A.U. is the number of times that the star is from the Earth compared to the Sun.

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2M 0103-55 (AB) Facts

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional Name2M 0103-55 (AB)
Spectral TypeM
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
Colour red
GalaxyMilky Way
Age0.03 Billion Years Old
Right Ascension (R.A.)01h 03m 36.00
Declination (Dec.)-55° 15` 56.16
Distance from Earth21.19 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 153.95 Light Years
 47.20 Parsecs
 9,735,631.02 Astronomical Units

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count1

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List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting 2M 0103-55 (AB)

NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastron
2M 0103-55 (AB) bConfirmed1.0201384

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