The location of the pulsar 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 Geminga, the location is 06h 33m 54.5 and +17° 46` 12.9 .
Geminga is an estimated 815.00 light years from our Solar System (Earth and Sun). It would take a spaceship 815.00 years travelling at the speed of light to get there. We don't have a space ship that can travel that distance or at that speed yet.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||Geminga|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||25.50|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires 8m Telescope - Magnitudes|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||06h 33m 54.5|
|Declination (Dec.)||+17° 46` 12.9|
|Distance from the Sun / Earth||815.00 Light Years|
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