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AI Canis Minoris

AI Canis Minoris Facts

  • AI Canis Minoris is a supergiant star that can be located in the constellation of Canis Minor. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • AI Canis Minoris is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (G5Iab C) of the star, the star's colour is yellow .
  • The star is calculated at being about 5746.36 light years away from us. Distance

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

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 -12.86 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 7.36 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 51.33000 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 AI Canis Minoris

AI Canis Minoris Temperature and Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of G5Iab C , AI Canis Minoris's colour and type is yellow supergiant star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 5,200.00 and 6,000.00 degrees kelvin.

Distance to AI Canis Minoris

The Parallax of the star is given as 0.56760 which gives a calculated distance to AI Canis Minoris of 5746.36 light years from the Earth or 1761.80 parsecs. It is about 33,780,697,699,447,369 miles from Earth.

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.

Travel Time to AI Canis Minoris

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 A380736 5,235,875,777.47
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2695,022,494,812.41
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.542,511,244,133.24
New Horizons Probe33,000116,775,896.13
Speed of Light670,616,629.005,746.36

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Additional AI Canis Minoris Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

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
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCanis Minor
Right Ascension (R.A.)07 35 41.1518203544
Declination (Dec.)+00 14 57.987903123
Distance from Earth0.56760 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 5746.36 Light Years
 1761.80 Parsecs
 363,394,803.48 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-12.86300 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.7.35800 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity51.33000 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts

Calculated Temperature Range5,200.00 - 6,000.00

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