The location of the star in the galaxy 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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For Castor C, the location is 07h 34m 37.584 and +31 d 53 ' 17.81 .
Castor C has a spectral type of dM1e. This means the star is a star.
The star has companion stars which are in orbit close by, it has at least the following companions in close orbit, Castor, Castor B.
Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number.
The source of the information if it has a Hip I.D. is from Simbad, the Hipparcos data library based at the University at Strasbourg, France. Hipparcos was a E.S.A. satellite operation launched in 1989 for four years. The items in red are values that I've calculated so they could well be wrong. Information regarding Stellar Age, Metallicity or Mass is from the E.U. Exoplanets. The information was obtained as of 12th Feb 2017.
|Traditional Name||Castor C|
|Bayer Designation||Alpha Geminorum C|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||07h 34m 37.584|
|Declination (Dec.)||+31 d 53 ' 17.81|
|Distance from the Sun / Earth||0.00 Light Years|
The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.