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HATS-6 Facts

Location of HATS-6

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 HATS-6, the location is 05h 52m 35.22 and -19° 01` 54.00 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Radius) of HATS-6

HATS-6 Colour and Temperature

HATS-6 has a spectral type of M1V. This means the star is a red main sequence star.

HATS-6 Radius

HATS-6 has been calculated as 0.57 times bigger than the Sun. The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 396,606.00.km. If you need the diameter of the star, you just need to multiple the radius by 2.

HATS-6 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

HATS-6 has an apparent magnitude of 15.20 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 9.34 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 HATS-6

The Parallax of the star is given as 6.74 which gives a calculated distance to HATS-6 of 484.03 light years from the Earth or 148.40 parsecs. It is about 2,845,431,039,382,057.91 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 30,609,483.96 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.

Time to Travel to HATS-6

A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

If you were to drive there at about 120 m.p.h. in a car with an infinity engine so you didn't have to pull over for petrol, it would take you 23,711,925,328,183.82 hours or 2,706,840,790.89 years.

At the time of writing, the fastest probe so far created is the New Horizon probe which is travelling at a speed of 33,000 m.p.h. If the probe was travelling to HATS-6 then it would take 86,225,183,011.58 hours / 9,843,057.42 years to get there. Speed Ref: N.A.S.A.

It would to take a spaceship journey travelling at the speed of light, 484.03 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

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Additional HATS-6 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHATS-6
Spectral TypeM1V
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude15.20
Naked Eye VisibleRequires 8m Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)05h 52m 35.22
Declination (Dec.)-19° 01` 54.00
Distance from Earth6.74 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 484.03 Light Years
 148.40 Parsecs
 30,609,483.96 Astronomical Units

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count1

Estimated Calculated Facts

Radius (x the Sun)0.57

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List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting HATS-6

NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
HATS-6 bConfirmed0.073.32520140.0362388.210

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