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CT Chamaeleontis

CT Chamaeleontis Facts

  • CT Chamaeleontis is a star that can be located in the constellation of Chamaeleon. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • CT Chamaeleontis is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (K7) of the star, the star's colour is orange to red .
  • The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
  • It is calculated at being .002 Billion Years old. This information comes from ExoPlanet.
  • CT Chamaeleontis has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.
  • The star is calculated at being about 538.17 light years away from us. Distance

CT Chamaeleontis's Alternative Names

CT Chamaeleontis has alternative name(s) :- CT Cha.

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

Location of CT Chamaeleontis

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 CT Chamaeleontis, the location is 11h 04m 09.00 and -76° 27` 19.00 .

Physical Properties of CT Chamaeleontis

CT Chamaeleontis Temperature and Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of K7 , CT Chamaeleontis's colour and type is orange to red star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 3,700.00 and 5,200.00 degrees kelvin.

CT Chamaeleontis Radius

CT Chamaeleontis Estimated Age

The star is believed to be about 0.00 Billion years old. To put in context, the Sun is believed to be about five billion years old and the Universe is about 13.8 billion years old.

CT Chamaeleontis Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

CT Chamaeleontis has an apparent magnitude of 12.36 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Using the supplied Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 6.27 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.

Distance to CT Chamaeleontis

The Parallax of the star is given as 6.06060 which gives a calculated distance to CT Chamaeleontis of 538.17 light years from the Earth or 165.00 parsecs. It is about 3,163,699,817,086,223 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 34,033,455.88 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 CT Chamaeleontis

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)
Walking490,226,437,807.23
Car1203,007,547,926.91
Airbus A380 736490,361,075.04
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269470,377,079.26
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54235,188,233.10
New Horizons Probe33,00010,936,537.92
Speed of Light670,616,629.00538.17

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Additional CT Chamaeleontis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameCT Chamaeleontis
Alternative NamesCT Cha
Spectral TypeK7
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
ColourOrange to Red
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationChamaeleon
Age0.00 Billion Years Old
Visual / Apparent Magnitude12.36
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)11h 04m 09.00
Declination (Dec.)-76° 27` 19.00
Distance from Earth6.06060 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 538.17 Light Years
 165.00 Parsecs
 34,033,455.88 Astronomical Units

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet Count1

Estimated Calculated Facts


Calculated Temperature Range3,700.00 - 5,200.00

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://www.exoplanets.eu

List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting CT Chamaeleontis


NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastron
CT Cha bConfirmed6.02008440

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