Egg Nebula has alternative name(s) :- V1610 Cygnus, V1610 Cyg.
More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .
The location of the supergiant 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 Egg Nebula, the location is 21h 02m 18.27 and +36° 41` 37.0 .
Egg Nebula has a spectral type of F5Iae C. This means the star is a blue to white supergiant star.
The Parallax of the star is given as 1.09 which gives a calculated distance to Egg Nebula of 3003.35 light years from the Earth or 920.81 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 3003.35 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.
The star is roughly 189,929,372.79 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.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||Egg Nebula|
|Alternative Names||V1610 Cygnus, V1610 Cyg|
|Spectral Type||F5Iae C|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Star Type||very luminous Supergiant Star|
|Colour||Yellow - White|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||21h 02m 18.27|
|Declination (Dec.)||+36° 41` 37.0|
|Distance from Earth||1.09 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|3003.35 Light Years|
|189,929,372.79 Astronomical Units|
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