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HD 142372

HD 142372 Facts

  • HD 142372 is a star that can be located in the constellation of Draco. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • HD 142372 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (G5 D~) of the star, the star's colour is yellow .

HD 142372's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD142372.

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

Location of HD 142372

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 HD 142372, the location is 15 50 41.6890791878 and +62 55 58.957829997 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of HD 142372

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 21.26 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -21.18 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 -13.54000 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 of HD 142372

HD 142372 Colour and Temperature

Based on the star's spectral type of G5 D~ , HD 142372's colour and type is yellow star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 5,200.00 and 6,000.00 degrees kelvin.

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Additional HD 142372 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHD 142372
Alternative NamesHD 142372
Spectral TypeG5 D~
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)15 50 41.6890791878
Declination (Dec.)+62 55 58.957829997
Proper Motion Dec.21.26100 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-21.17500 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity-13.54000 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts

Calculated Temperature Range5,200.00 - 6,000.00

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