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Geminga Facts

Location of Geminga

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 .

Distance to Geminga

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.

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Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameGeminga
Constellation's Main StarNo
Star TypePulsar
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude25.50
Naked Eye VisibleRequires 8m Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)06h 33m 54.5
Declination (Dec.)+17° 46` 12.9
Distance from the Sun / Earth815.00 Light Years

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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