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Cayrel's Star

Cayrel's Star Facts

Location of Cayrel's Star

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 Cayrel's Star, the location is 01h 29m 30.31 and -16 ° 08`5.51 .

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Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameCayrel's Star
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCetus
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.70
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)01h 29m 30.31
Declination (Dec.)-16 ° 08`5.51

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


Sourcehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayrel%27s_Star

Location of Cayrel's Star in Cetus


Cayrel's Star Location in Cetus

The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.

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vivejSaturday, 22nd July 2017 7:44:44 PM
how could we see Cayrel's Star if light can be seen only if it's redirected by something?
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