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Gliese 3470

Gliese 3470 Facts

  • Gliese 3470 is a main sequence star that can be located in the constellation of Cancer. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • Gliese 3470 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (M2.0Ve C) of the star, the star's colour is red .
  • The star is calculated at being about 96.04 light years away from us. Distance

Gliese 3470's Alternative Names

The Gliese ID of the star is GJ 3470. The star was added to the Gliese catalogue in 1970 by Richard van der Riet Woolley hence the GJ prefix rather than GL prefix.Star Names.

Gliese 3470 has alternative name(s) :- GJ 3470.

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

Location of Gliese 3470

The location of the main sequence 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 Gliese 3470, the location is 07 59 05.8395618539 and +15 23 29.240025256 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of Gliese 3470

Proper Motion

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 -57.26 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -185.73 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

Radial Velocity

The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is 26.09000 km/s . 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 Gliese 3470

Gliese 3470 Colour and Temperature

Based on the star's spectral type of M2.0Ve C , Gliese 3470's colour and type is red main sequence star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 2,400.00 and 3,700.00 degrees kelvin.

Distance to Gliese 3470

The Parallax of the star is given as 33.96010 which gives a calculated distance to Gliese 3470 of 96.04 light years from the Earth or 29.45 parsecs. It is about 564,583,180,840,554 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 6,074,456.22 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 Gliese 3470

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)
Walking416,101,505,262.29
Car120536,716,842.08
Airbus A38073687,508,180.77
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26983,941,904.40
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5441,970,897.50
New Horizons Probe33,0001,951,697.61
Speed of Light670,616,629.0096.04

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Additional Gliese 3470 Facts and Figures

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameGliese 3470
Alternative NamesGJ 3470, Gliese 3470
Spectral TypeM2.0Ve C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
ColourRed
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCancer
Right Ascension (R.A.)07 59 05.8395618539
Declination (Dec.)+15 23 29.240025256
Distance from Earth33.96010 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 96.04 Light Years
 29.45 Parsecs
 6,074,456.22 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-57.26300 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-185.73400 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity26.09000 km/s
RedShift0.0000870000

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts


Calculated Temperature Range2,400.00 - 3,700.00

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=Gj3470

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