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AE Cassiopeiae

AE Cassiopeiae Facts

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 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 0.84 miliarcseconds/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 (Colour) of AE Cassiopeiae

AE Cassiopeiae has a spectral type of G6V D~. This means the star is a white to yellow main sequence star.

Distance to AE Cassiopeiae

The Parallax of the star is given as 2.02 which gives a calculated distance to AE Cassiopeiae of 1614.67 light years from the Earth or 495.05 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 1614.67 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

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.

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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
ColourWhite to Yellow
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCassiopeia
Right Ascension (R.A.)01 27 00.3571
Declination (Dec.)+70 07 38.199
Distance from Earth2.02 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1614.67 Light Years
 495.05 Parsecs
 102,110,680.82 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-2.07 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.0.84 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


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

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