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AI Canis Minoris

AI Canis Minoris Facts

AI Canis Minoris's Alternative Names

AI Canis Minoris has alternative name(s) :- AI CMi.

BD number is the number that the star was filed under in the Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung, a star catalogue that was put together by the Bonn Observatory between 1859 to 1903. The star's BD Number is BD+00 2006.

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

Location of AI Canis Minoris

The location of the supergiant 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 AI Canis Minoris, the location is 07 35 41.1518203544 and +00 14 57.987903123 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of AI Canis Minoris

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 -12.86 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 7.36 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 51.33 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 AI Canis Minoris

AI Canis Minoris has a spectral type of G5Iab C. This means the star is a white to yellow supergiant star.

Distance to AI Canis Minoris

The Parallax of the star is given as 0.57 which gives a calculated distance to AI Canis Minoris of 5746.36 light years from the Earth or 1761.80 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 5746.36 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 363,394,803.48 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 AI Canis Minoris Facts and Figures

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameAI Canis Minoris
Alternative NamesAI CMi, BD+00 2006
Spectral TypeG5Iab C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type very luminous Supergiant Star
ColourWhite to Yellow
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCanis Minor
Right Ascension (R.A.)07 35 41.1518203544
Declination (Dec.)+00 14 57.987903123
Distance from Earth0.57 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 5746.36 Light Years
 1761.80 Parsecs
 363,394,803.48 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-12.86 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.7.36 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity51.33 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


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

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