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DM Tauri (T-Tauri Star) Facts

DM Tauri Facts

DM Tauri's Alternative Names

DM Tauri has alternative name(s) :- DM Tau.

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

Location of DM Tauri

The location of the T-Tauri 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 DM Tauri, the location is 04 33 48.7335659850 and +18 10 09.97447172 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of DM Tauri

Proper Motion

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 -18.36 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 11.79 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

Radial Velocity

The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is 18.61 km/s . 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 (Colour) of DM Tauri

DM Tauri Colour and Temperature

DM Tauri has a spectral type of M2Ve C. This means the star is a red T-Tauri star.

Distance to DM Tauri

The Parallax of the star is given as 6.89 which gives a calculated distance to DM Tauri of 473.41 light years from the Earth or 145.14 parsecs. It is about 317,476,618,335 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 29,937,065.37 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 DM Tauri

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 A380736431,354,101.00
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269413,774,853.85
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54206,887,157.28
New Horizons Probe33,0009,620,503.59
Speed of Light670,616,629.00473.41

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Additional DM Tauri Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameDM Tauri
Alternative NamesDM Tau
Spectral TypeM2Ve C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeT-Tauri
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)04 33 48.7335659850
Declination (Dec.)+18 10 09.97447172
Distance from Earth6.89 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 473.41 Light Years
 145.14 Parsecs
 29,937,065.37 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-18.36 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.11.79 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity18.61 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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