GW Virginis has alternative name(s) :- PG 1159-035, GW Vir.
More details on star alternative names can be found at Star Names .
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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For GW Virginis, the location is 12h 01m 45.97 and -03° 45` 40.6 .
GW Virginis has a spectral type of DOQZ1 C. This means the star is a white dwarf star.
The Parallax of the star is given as 2.27 which gives a calculated distance to GW Virginis of 1435.14 light years from the Earth or 440.01 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 1435.14 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.
The star is roughly 90,757,944.99 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.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||GW Virginis|
|Alternative Names||PG 1159-035, GW Vir|
|Spectral Type||DOQZ1 C|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Star Type||Dwarf Star|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||12h 01m 45.97|
|Declination (Dec.)||-03° 45` 40.6|
|Distance from Earth||2.27 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|1435.14 Light Years|
|90,757,944.99 Astronomical Units|
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