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2M 2236+4751

2M 2236+4751 Facts

  • 2M 2236+4751 is a star that can be located in the constellation of Lacerta. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • 2M 2236+4751 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (K7) of the star, the star's colour is orange to red .
  • The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
  • It is calculated at being .120 Billion Years old. This information comes from ExoPlanet.
  • 2M 2236+4751 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.
  • The star is calculated at being about 205.48 light years away from us. Distance

Location of 2M 2236+4751

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 2236+4751, the location is 22h 36m 25.00 and 47° 51` 43.00 .

Physical Properties of 2M 2236+4751

2M 2236+4751 Colour and Temperature

Based on the star's spectral type of K7 , 2M 2236+4751's colour and type is orange to red star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 3,700.00 and 5,200.00 degrees kelvin.

2M 2236+4751 Estimated Age

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.

2M 2236+4751 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

2M 2236+4751 has an apparent magnitude of 12.50 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Using the supplied Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 8.50 Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number.

Distance to 2M 2236+4751

The Parallax of the star is given as 15.87300 which gives a calculated distance to 2M 2236+4751 of 205.48 light years from the Earth or 63.00 parsecs. It is about 1,207,939,941,681,768 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 12,994,592.25 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.

Travel Time to 2M 2236+4751

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A380736187,225,957.78
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269179,595,819.62
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5489,797,792.78
New Horizons Probe33,0004,175,706.21
Speed of Light670,616,629.00205.48

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Additional 2M 2236+4751 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional Name2M 2236+4751
Spectral TypeK7
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
ColourOrange to Red
GalaxyMilky Way
Age0.12 Billion Years Old
Visual / Apparent Magnitude12.50
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)22h 36m 25.00
Declination (Dec.)47° 51` 43.00
Distance from Earth15.87300 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 205.48 Light Years
 63.00 Parsecs
 12,994,592.25 Astronomical Units

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count1

Estimated Calculated Facts

Calculated Temperature Range3,700.00 - 5,200.00

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List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting 2M 2236+4751

NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastron
2M 2236+4751 bConfirmed1.52016230

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