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GW Virginis

Primary Facts on GW Virginis

  • GW Virginis's star type is dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of Virgo. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • GW Virginis is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (DOQZ1 C) of the star, the star's colour is white.
  • The star is calculated at being about 1435.14 light years away from us.

GW Virginis's Alternative Names

GW Virginis has alternative name(s) :- PG 1159-035.

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

Location of GW Virginis

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 .

Physical Properties (Colour) of GW Virginis

GW Virginis has a spectral type of DOQZ1 C. This means the star is a white dwarf star.

Distance to GW Virginis

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.

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Additional GW Virginis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameGW Virginis
Alternative NamesPG 1159-035
Spectral TypeDOQZ1 C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeDwarf Star
Colour white
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationVirgo
Right Ascension (R.A.)12h 01m 45.97
Declination (Dec.)-03° 45` 40.6
Distance from Earth2.27 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1435.14 Light Years
 440.01 Parsecs
 90,757,944.99 Astronomical Units

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=PG%201159-035

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