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BU Vulpeculae

BU Vulpeculae Facts

BU Vulpeculae's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD335198.

BU Vulpeculae has alternative name(s) :- BU Vul.

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

Location of BU Vulpeculae

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 BU Vulpeculae, the location is 20 46 18.8675238548 and +28 15 44.369632508 .

Proper Motion of BU Vulpeculae

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 13.73 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 14.27 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 (Colour) of BU Vulpeculae

BU Vulpeculae Colour and Temperature

BU Vulpeculae has a spectral type of G0 E. This means the star is a yellow star.

Distance to BU Vulpeculae

The Parallax of the star is given as 5.98 which gives a calculated distance to BU Vulpeculae of 545.80 light years from the Earth or 167.34 parsecs. It is about 366,022,556,108 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 34,516,112.17 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 BU Vulpeculae

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 A380736497,313,255.58
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269477,045,933.18
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54238,522,655.72
New Horizons Probe 33,00011,091,592.61
Speed of Light670,616,629.00545.80

Variable Type of BU Vulpeculae

The star is a eclipsing binary sys Beta Persei (Algol) variable type which means that its size changes over time. The Variable Type is usually named after the first star of that type to be spotted.

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Additional BU Vulpeculae Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameBU Vulpeculae
Alternative NamesBU Vul, HD 335198
Spectral TypeG0 E
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)20 46 18.8675238548
Declination (Dec.)+28 15 44.369632508
Distance from Earth5.98 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 545.80 Light Years
 167.34 Parsecs
 34,516,112.17 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.13.73 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.14.27 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassEclipsing binary sys
Variable Star TypeBeta Persei (Algol)

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