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HD 285685

HD 285685 Facts

HD 285685's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD285685.

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

Location of HD 285685

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 285685, the location is 04h 18m 49.048 and +16` 36° 04.21 .

Proper Motion of HD 285685

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 0.20 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 15.70 milliarcseconds/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 285685

HD 285685 Colour and Temperature

HD 285685 has a spectral type of K0. This means the star is a orange to red star.

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHD 285685
Alternative NamesHD 285685
Spectral TypeK0
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
ColourOrange to Red
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationTaurus
Right Ascension (R.A.)04h 18m 49.048
Declination (Dec.)+16` 36° 04.21
Proper Motion Dec.0.20 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.15.70 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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