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2MASS J05233822-1403022

Primary Facts on 2MASS J05233822-1403022

  • 2MASS J05233822-1403022's star type is Dwarf Star that can be located in the constellation of Lepus. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • 2MASS J05233822-1403022 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (L2.5) of the star, the star's colour is brown.
  • The star is calculated at being about 40.29 light years away from us.

2MASS J05233822-1403022's Alternative Names

2MASS J05233822-1403022 has alternative name(s) :- 2MASS J0523-1403.

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

Location of 2MASS J05233822-1403022

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 2MASS J05233822-1403022, the location is 05h 23m 38.221 and -14° 03` 02.29 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of 2MASS J05233822-1403022

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 179.00 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 110.00 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 12.21 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.

Physical Properties (Colour) of 2MASS J05233822-1403022

2MASS J05233822-1403022 has a spectral type of L2.5. This means the star is a brown Dwarf Star.

Distance to 2MASS J05233822-1403022

The Parallax of the star is given as 80.95 which gives a calculated distance to 2MASS J05233822-1403022 of 40.29 light years from the Earth or 12.35 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 40.29 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 2,547,352.61 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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Primary / Proper / Traditional Name2MASS J05233822-1403022
Alternative Names2MASS J0523-1403
Spectral TypeL2.5
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeDwarf Star
Colour brown
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)05h 23m 38.221
Declination (Dec.)-14° 03` 02.29
Distance from Earth80.95 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 40.29 Light Years
 12.35 Parsecs
 2,547,352.61 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.179.00 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.110.00 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity12.21 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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