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CN Phoenicis

CN Phoenicis Facts

  • CN Phoenicis is a main sequence star that can be located in the constellation of Phoenix. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • CN Phoenicis is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (F0V C) of the star, the star's colour is yellow to white .
  • The star is calculated at being about 923.16 light years away from us. Distance

CN Phoenicis's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD4494.

CN Phoenicis has alternative name(s) :- CN Phe.

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

Location of CN Phoenicis

The location of the main sequence 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 CN Phoenicis, the location is 00 46 37.6337686929 and -42 09 37.286569424 .

Proper Motion of CN Phoenicis

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 -18.80 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -6.82 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 of CN Phoenicis

CN Phoenicis Colour and Temperature

Based on the star's spectral type of F0V C , CN Phoenicis's colour and type is yellow to white main sequence star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 6,000.00 and 7,500.00 degrees kelvin.

Distance to CN Phoenicis

The Parallax of the star is given as 3.53310 which gives a calculated distance to CN Phoenicis of 923.16 light years from the Earth or 283.04 parsecs. It is about 5,426,911,799,508,181 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 58,380,783.96 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 CN Phoenicis

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 A380736841,150,064.17
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269806,870,142.32
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54403,434,545.35
New Horizons Probe33,00018,760,195.37
Speed of Light670,616,629.00923.16

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Additional CN Phoenicis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameCN Phoenicis
Alternative NamesCN Phe, HD 4494
Spectral TypeF0V C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
ColourYellow - White
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)00 46 37.6337686929
Declination (Dec.)-42 09 37.286569424
Distance from Earth3.53310 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 923.16 Light Years
 283.04 Parsecs
 58,380,783.96 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-18.80300 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-6.81600 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts

Calculated Temperature Range6,000.00 - 7,500.00

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