The Gliese ID of the star is GJ 1116 A. The star was added to the Gliese catalogue in 1970 by Richard van der Riet Woolley hence the GJ prefix rather than GL prefix.Star Names.
EI Cancri A has alternative name(s) :- EI Cnc A.
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The location of the main sequence 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 EI Cancri A, the location is 08h 58m 15.125 and +19 45 47.02 .
Based on the star's spectral type of M8Ve , EI Cancri A's colour and type is red main sequence star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 2,400.00 and 3,700.00 degrees kelvin.
The Parallax of the star is given as 176.60000 which gives a calculated distance to EI Cancri A of 18.47 light years from the Earth or 5.66 parsecs. It is about 108,578,210,642,701 miles from Earth.
The star is roughly 1,167,450.67 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.
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.
|Description||Speed (m.p.h.)||Time (years)|
|Speed of Sound (Mach 1)||767.269||16,143,346.25|
|Concorde (Mach 2)||1,534.54||8,071,662.61|
|New Horizons Probe||33,000||375,342.10|
|Speed of Light||670,616,629.00||18.47|
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||EI Cancri A|
|Alternative Names||EI Cnc A, Gliese 1116 A|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||Yes|
|Star Type||Main Sequence Dwarf Star|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||08h 58m 15.125|
|Declination (Dec.)||+19 45 47.02|
|Distance from Earth||176.60000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|18.47 Light Years|
|1,167,450.67 Astronomical Units|
|Radial Velocity||14.00000 km/s|
|Associated / Clustered Stars||EI Cancri|
EI Cancri B
|Calculated Temperature Range||2,400.00 - 3,700.00|
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