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AE Cassiopeiae

AE Cassiopeiae Facts

  • AE Cassiopeiae is a main sequence star that can be located in the constellation of Cassiopeia. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • AE Cassiopeiae is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (G6V D~) of the star, the star's colour is yellow .
  • The star is calculated at being about 1614.67 light years away from us. Distance

Location of AE Cassiopeiae

The location of the main sequence 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 AE Cassiopeiae, the location is 01 27 00.3571 and +70 07 38.199 .

Proper Motion of AE Cassiopeiae

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 -2.07 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 0.84 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . 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 AE Cassiopeiae

AE Cassiopeiae Colour and Temperature

Based on the star's spectral type of G6V D~ , AE Cassiopeiae's colour and type is yellow main sequence star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 5,200.00 and 6,000.00 degrees kelvin.

Distance to AE Cassiopeiae

The Parallax of the star is given as 2.02000 which gives a calculated distance to AE Cassiopeiae of 1614.67 light years from the Earth or 495.05 parsecs. It is about 9,492,040,031,318,380 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 102,110,680.82 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 AE Cassiopeiae

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)
Walking4270,706,138,086.86
Car1209,023,537,936.23
Airbus A3807361,471,229,011.34
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2691,411,271,082.69
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54705,634,621.68
New Horizons Probe33,00032,812,865.22
Speed of Light670,616,629.001,614.67

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Additional AE Cassiopeiae Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameAE Cassiopeiae
Spectral TypeG6V D~
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
ColourYellow
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCassiopeia
Right Ascension (R.A.)01 27 00.3571
Declination (Dec.)+70 07 38.199
Distance from Earth2.02000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1614.67 Light Years
 495.05 Parsecs
 102,110,680.82 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-2.06500 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.0.83800 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts


Calculated Temperature Range5,200.00 - 6,000.00

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=ae%20cas

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