The location of the giant 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 Frosty Leo Nebula, the location is 09h 39m 53.96 and 11° 58` 52.6 .
Frosty Leo Nebula has a spectral type of K7II/III D. This means the star is a orange to red giant star.
The Parallax of the star is given as 0.33 which gives a calculated distance to Frosty Leo Nebula of 9794.70 light years from the Earth or 3003.00 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 9794.70 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.
The star is roughly 619,408,897.06 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||Frosty Leo Nebula|
|Spectral Type||K7II/III D|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Star Type||Giant Star|
|Colour||Orange to Red|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||09h 39m 53.96|
|Declination (Dec.)||11° 58` 52.6|
|Distance from Earth||0.33 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|9794.70 Light Years|
|619,408,897.06 Astronomical Units|
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