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AQ Boötis

AQ Boötis Facts

  • AQ Boötis is a star that can be located in the constellation of Bootes. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • AQ Boötis is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • The star is calculated at being about 1328.24 light years away from us. Distance

AQ Bootis's Alternative Names

AQ Bootis has alternative name(s) :- AQ Boo.

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

Location of AQ Boötis

The location of the 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 AQ Boötis, the location is 13 47 26.9170042158 and +17 18 25.159157893 .

Proper Motion of AQ Boötis

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 19.19 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -4.49 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.

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Additional AQ Boötis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameAQ Bootis
Alternative NamesAQ Boo
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)13 47 26.9170042158
Declination (Dec.)+17 18 25.159157893
Distance from Earth2.45560 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1328.24 Light Years
 407.23 Parsecs
 83,996,631.75 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.19.18700 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-4.49400 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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