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HATS-6 is a red main sequence dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of Lepus. The description is based on the spectral class. HATS-6 is not part of the constellation but is within the borders of the constellation.

The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it. HATS-6 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.

Location of HATS-6

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

Physical Properties (Colour, Radius) of HATS-6

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

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 would take a spaceship 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.

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.

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HATS-6 Facts

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHATS-6
Spectral Type M1V
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type main sequence Dwarf Star
Colour red
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 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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