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CT Chamaeleontis

CT Chamaeleontis Facts

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 (Colour, Age) of CT Chamaeleontis

CT Chamaeleontis Colour and Temperature

CT Chamaeleontis has a spectral type of K7. This means the star is a orange to red star.

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 6.06 which gives a calculated distance to CT Chamaeleontis of 538.17 light years from the Earth or 165.00 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 538.17 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

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.

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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
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 Earth6.06 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 538.17 Light Years
 165.00 Parsecs
 34,033,455.88 Astronomical Units

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count1

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List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting CT Chamaeleontis

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

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