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88 Leonis B (Companion Star) Facts

88 Leonis B Facts

  • 88 Leonis B is a multiple star system that can be located in the constellation of Leo. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • 88 Leonis B is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (K5 D) of the star, the star's colour is orange to red .
  • The star is calculated at being about 66.16 light years away from us. Distance

Location of 88 Leonis B

The location of the multiple star system 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 88 Leonis B, the location is 11 31 44.41 and 14° 22` 05.677091235 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of 88 Leonis B

Proper Motion

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 -188.70 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -327.90 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

Radial Velocity

The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is -5.41000 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 of 88 Leonis B

88 Leonis B Colour and Temperature

Based on the star's spectral type of K5 D , 88 Leonis B's colour and type is orange to red multiple star system. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 3,700.00 and 5,200.00 degrees kelvin.

Distance to 88 Leonis B

The Parallax of the star is given as 49.29650 which gives a calculated distance to 88 Leonis B of 66.16 light years from the Earth or 20.29 parsecs. It is about 388,929,854,689,828 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 4,185,083.76 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 88 Leonis B

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 A38073660,282,603.50
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26957,825,868.34
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5428,912,896.49
New Horizons Probe33,0001,344,484.73
Speed of Light670,616,629.0066.16

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Additional 88 Leonis B Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional Name88 Leonis B
Spectral TypeK5 D
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeMultiple Star System
ColourOrange to Red
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)11 31 44.41
Declination (Dec.)14° 22` 05.677091235
Distance from Earth49.29650 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 66.16 Light Years
 20.29 Parsecs
 4,185,083.76 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-188.70000 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-327.90000 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity-5.41000 km/s
Associated / Clustered Stars88 Leonis

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts

Calculated Temperature Range3,700.00 - 5,200.00

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