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DY Crucis (Carbon Star) Facts

DY Crucis Facts

  • DY Crucis is a Carbon star that can be located in the constellation of Crux. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • DY Crucis is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (C) of the star, the star's colour is carbon red .

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 of DY Crucis

DY Crucis Colour and Temperature

Based on the star's spectral type of C , DY Crucis's colour and type is carbon red Carbon star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 2,400.00 and 3,700.00 degrees kelvin.

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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

Estimated Calculated Facts


Calculated Temperature Range2,400.00 - 3,700.00

Sources and Links


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

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