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GU Sagittarrii

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GU Sagittarrii's Alternative Names

GU Sagittarrii has alternative name(s) :- GU Sgr.

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

Location of GU Sagittarrii

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 Sagittarrii, the location is 18 24 15.5811837465 and -24 15 26.353752591 .

Proper Motion of GU Sagittarrii

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 -2.93 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 1.11 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . 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 GU Sagittarrii

GU Sagittarrii Colour and Temperature

GU Sagittarrii has a spectral type of R0 D.

Distance to GU Sagittarrii

The Parallax of the star is given as 0.20 which gives a calculated distance to GU Sagittarrii of 16300.02 light years from the Earth or 4997.50 parsecs. It is about 10,931,064,465,033 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 1,030,801,186.50 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 GU Sagittarrii

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 A38073614,851,989,762.27
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26914,246,717,207.44
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.547,123,349,319.69
New Horizons Probe33,000331,244,377.73
Speed of Light670,616,629.0016,300.02

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameGU Sagittarrii
Alternative NamesGU Sgr
Spectral TypeR0 D
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)18 24 15.5811837465
Declination (Dec.)-24 15 26.353752591
Distance from Earth0.20 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 16300.02 Light Years
 4997.50 Parsecs
 1,030,801,186.50 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-2.93 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.1.11 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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