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HD 103082

HD 103082 Facts

HD 103082's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD103082.

HD 103082 has alternative name(s) :- LHS 235.

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

Location of HD 103082

The location of the dwarf 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 HD 103082, the location is 07 40 20.7887176053 and -17 24 49.155097204 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of HD 103082

Proper Motion

All stars like planets orbit round a central spot, in the case of planets, its the central star such as the Sun. In the case of a star, its the galactic centre. The constellations that we see today will be different than they were 50,000 years ago or 50,000 years from now. Proper Motion details the movements of these stars and are measured in milliarcseconds. The star is moving -542.67 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 1,138.64 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

Radial Velocity

The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is -10.00 km/s . When the value is negative then the star and the Sun are getting closer to one another, likewise, a positive number means that two stars are moving away. Its nothing to fear as the stars are so far apart, they won't collide in our life-time, if ever.

Physical Properties (Colour) of HD 103082

HD 103082 Colour and Temperature

HD 103082 has a spectral type of DAZ6 C. This means the star is a white dwarf star.

Distance to HD 103082

The Parallax of the star is given as 109.22 which gives a calculated distance to HD 103082 of 29.86 light years from the Earth or 9.16 parsecs. It is about 20,024,612,542 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 1,889,372.46 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 HD 103082

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 A38073627,207,354.00
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26926,098,555.45
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5413,049,260.72
New Horizons Probe33,000606,806.44
Speed of Light670,616,629.0029.86

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Additional HD 103082 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHD 103082
Alternative NamesLHS 235, HD 103082
Spectral TypeDAZ6 C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeDwarf Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)07 40 20.7887176053
Declination (Dec.)-17 24 49.155097204
Distance from Earth109.22 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 29.86 Light Years
 9.16 Parsecs
 1,889,372.46 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-542.67 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.1138.64 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity-10.00 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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