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HATS-6 Facts

  • HATS-6 is a main sequence 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 outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (M1V) of the star, the star's colour is red .
  • 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.
  • HATS-6 has a radius that is 0.57 times bigger than the Suns. Radius
  • The star is calculated at being about 484.03 light years away from us. Distance

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 of HATS-6

HATS-6 Temperature and Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of M1V , HATS-6's colour and type is red main sequence star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 2,400.00 and 3,700.00 degrees kelvin.

HATS-6 Radius

HATS-6 Radius has been calculated as being 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 6.73850 which gives a calculated distance to HATS-6 of 484.03 light years from the Earth or 148.40 parsecs. It is about 2,845,431,039,382,063 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.

Travel Time to HATS-6

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 A380736441,030,661.60
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269423,057,059.43
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54211,528,254.03
New Horizons Probe 33,0009,836,320.21
Speed of Light670,616,629.00484.03

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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 Earth6.73850 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
Calculated Temperature Range2,400.00 - 3,700.00

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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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