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Location of Einstein Cross

The location of the quasar 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 Einstein Cross, the location is 22h 40m 30.3 and 3° 21` 31 .

Physical Properties of Einstein Cross

Einstein Cross has a spectral type of QLe.

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Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameEinstein Cross
Spectral TypeQLe
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeQuasar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationPegasus
Right Ascension (R.A.)22h 40m 30.3
Declination (Dec.)3° 21` 31

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


Sourcehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einstein_Cross

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