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FH Scuti

FH Scuti Facts

  • FH Scuti is a eruptive Carbon star that can be located in the constellation of Scutum. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • FH Scuti is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (C D) of the star, the star's colour is carbon red .
  • The star is calculated at being about 38782.80 light years away from us. Distance

FH Scuti's Alternative Names

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

Location of FH Scuti

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 FH Scuti, the location is 18 45 14.8469438751 and -09 25 36.108779036 .

Proper Motion of FH Scuti

All stars like planets orbit round a central spot, in the case of planets, its the central star such as the Sun. In the case of a star, its the galactic centre. The constellations that we see today will be different than they were 50,000 years ago or 50,000 years from now. Proper Motion details the movements of these stars and are measured in milliarcseconds. The star is moving -7.83 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -0.88 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . When the value is negative then the star and the Sun are getting closer to one another, likewise, a positive number means that two stars are moving away. Its nothing to fear as the stars are so far apart, they won't collide in our life-time, if ever.

Physical Properties of FH Scuti

FH Scuti Colour and Temperature

Based on the star's spectral type of C D , FH Scuti'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.

Distance to FH Scuti

The Parallax of the star is given as 0.08410 which gives a calculated distance to FH Scuti of 38782.80 light years from the Earth or 11890.61 parsecs. It is about 227,989,552,123,105,310 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 2,452,597,277.87 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.

Travel Time to FH Scuti

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.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A38073635,337,487,227.15
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26933,897,356,206.47
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5416,948,656,013.65
New Horizons Probe33,000788,133,048.46
Speed of Light670,616,629.0038,782.80

Variable Type of FH Scuti

The star is a eruptive R Coronae Borealis variable type which means that its size changes over time. The Variable Type is usually named after the first star of that type to be spotted.

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Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameFH Scuti
Alternative Names,
Spectral TypeC D
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeCarbon Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)18 45 14.8469438751
Declination (Dec.)-09 25 36.108779036
Distance from Earth0.08410 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 38782.80 Light Years
 11890.61 Parsecs
 2,452,597,277.87 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-7.82900 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-0.87900 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassEruptive
Variable Star TypeR Coronae Borealis

Estimated Calculated Facts

Calculated Temperature Range2,400.00 - 3,700.00

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