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HD 104496

HD 104496 Facts

HD 104496's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD104496.

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

Location of HD 104496

The location of the giant 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 104496, the location is 12h 01m 58.3707 and -19° 01` 48.536 .

Proper Motion of HD 104496

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 -6.89 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -54.22 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . 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 104496

HD 104496 has a spectral type of K1III C. This means the star is a orange to red giant star.

Distance to HD 104496

The Parallax of the star is given as 2.55 which gives a calculated distance to HD 104496 of 1279.07 light years from the Earth or 392.16 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 1279.07 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 80,888,242.78 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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Additional HD 104496 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHD 104496
Alternative NamesHD 104496
Spectral TypeK1III C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeGiant Star
ColourOrange to Red
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCorvus
Right Ascension (R.A.)12h 01m 58.3707
Declination (Dec.)-19° 01` 48.536
Distance from Earth2.55 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1279.07 Light Years
 392.16 Parsecs
 80,888,242.78 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-6.89 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-54.22 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=hd%20104496

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