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GU Piscium

GU Piscium Facts

GU Piscium's Alternative Names

GU Piscium has alternative name(s) :- GU Psc.

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

Location of GU Piscium

The location of the 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 GU Piscium, the location is 01h 12m 35.00 and 17° 03` 56.00 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Age) of GU Piscium

GU Piscium Colour and Temperature

GU Piscium has a spectral type of M3. This means the star is a red star.

The star is believed to be about 0.10 Billion years old. To put in context, the Sun is believed to be about five billion years old and the Universe is about 13.8 billion years old.

GU Piscium Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

GU Piscium has an apparent magnitude of 13.55 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Using the supplied Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 10.14 Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number.

Distance to GU Piscium

The Parallax of the star is given as 20.83 which gives a calculated distance to GU Piscium of 156.56 light years from the Earth or 48.00 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 156.56 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 9,900,641.71 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.

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Additional GU Piscium Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameGU Piscium
Alternative NamesGU Psc
Spectral TypeM3
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
Age0.10 Billion Years Old
Visual / Apparent Magnitude13.55
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 8 - 10 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)01h 12m 35.00
Declination (Dec.)17° 03` 56.00
Distance from Earth20.83 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 156.56 Light Years
 48.00 Parsecs
 9,900,641.71 Astronomical Units

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count1

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List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting GU Piscium

NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastron
GU Psc bConfirmed1.020142000

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