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2M 0122-24

2M 0122-24 Facts

Location of 2M 0122-24

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 object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For 2M 0122-24, the location is 01h 22m 51.00 and -24° 36` 51.12 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Age) of 2M 0122-24

2M 0122-24 Colour and Temperature

2M 0122-24 has a spectral type of M3.5. This means the star is a red star.

The star is believed to be about 0.12 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 0122-24

The Parallax of the star is given as 27.78 which gives a calculated distance to 2M 0122-24 of 117.42 light years from the Earth or 36.00 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 117.42 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 7,425,481.28 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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Additional 2M 0122-24 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional Name2M 0122-24
Spectral TypeM3.5
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
Age0.12 Billion Years Old
Right Ascension (R.A.)01h 22m 51.00
Declination (Dec.)-24° 36` 51.12
Distance from Earth27.78 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 117.42 Light Years
 36.00 Parsecs
 7,425,481.28 Astronomical Units

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count1

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List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting 2M 0122-24

NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastron
2M 0122-24 bConfirmed7.0201352

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