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Gliese 232

Gliese 232 Facts

Gliese 232's Alternative Names

The Gliese ID of the star is GL 232. The star was part of the original catalogue devised by German Astronomer Wilheim Gliese of stars located within 20 parsecs of Earth. Star Names

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

Location of Gliese 232

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 232, the location is 06 24 41.2848889483 and +23 25 58.937336103 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of Gliese 232

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 -508.42 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 550.90 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 -12.00 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 (Colour) of Gliese 232

Gliese 232 Colour and Temperature

Gliese 232 has a spectral type of M4V B. This means the star is a red main sequence star.

Distance to Gliese 232

The Parallax of the star is given as 117.74 which gives a calculated distance to Gliese 232 of 27.70 light years from the Earth or 8.49 parsecs. It is about 18,576,080,623 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 1,751,176.00 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 232

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 A38073625,239,239.98
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26924,210,649.23
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5412,105,308.84
New Horizons Probe33,000562,911.53
Speed of Light670,616,629.0027.70

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Additional Gliese 232 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameGliese 232
Alternative Names, Gliese 232
Spectral TypeM4V B
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)06 24 41.2848889483
Declination (Dec.)+23 25 58.937336103
Distance from Earth117.74 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 27.70 Light Years
 8.49 Parsecs
 1,751,176.00 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-508.42 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.550.90 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity-12.00 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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