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 object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For Hats 71, the location is 01 02 12.0 and -61 45 22 .
Hats 71 has a spectral type of M3. This means the star is a red star. Hats 71 lies at a distance of 458.84 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 140.68 parsecs away from the Sun. The star's solar mass is 0.57 times that of the Sun's. The Sun's Mass is 1,989,100,000,000,000,000,000 billion kg. which to calculate using this website is too large. To give idea of size, the Sun is 99.86% the mass of the solar system.
Hats 71 has an apparent magnitude of 11.00 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 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.
Hats 71 is an estimated 458.84 light years from our Solar System (Earth and Sun). It would take a spaceship 458.84 years travelling at the speed of light to get there. We don't have a space ship that can travel that distance or at that speed yet.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||Hats 71|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||11.00|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||01 02 12.0|
|Declination (Dec.)||-61 45 22|
|Distance from the Sun / Earth||458.84 Light Years|
|Mass Compared to the Sun||0.57|
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