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DY Crucis (Carbon Star) Facts

DY Crucis Facts

DY Crucis's Alternative Names

DY Crucis has alternative name(s) :- DY Cru.

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

Location of DY Crucis

The location of the Carbon 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 DY Crucis, the location is 12h 47m 24.684 and -59° 41` 41.02 .

Physical Properties (Colour) of DY Crucis

DY Crucis Colour and Temperature

DY Crucis has a spectral type of C. This means the star is a carbon red Carbon star.

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameDY Crucis
Alternative NamesDY Cru
Spectral TypeC
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeCarbon Star
ColourRed
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCrux
Right Ascension (R.A.)12h 47m 24.684
Declination (Dec.)-59° 41` 41.02

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=dy%20crucis

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