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HD 37019

HD 37019 Facts

HD 37019's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD37019.

BD number is the number that the star was filed under in the Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung, a star catalogue that was put together by the Bonn Observatory between 1859 to 1903. The star's BD Number is BD-05 1316.

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

Location of HD 37019

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 37019, the location is 05 35 18.2070194390 and -05 03 54.672931184 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of HD 37019

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 0.52 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 1.49 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 47.00 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 37019

HD 37019 Colour and Temperature

HD 37019 has a spectral type of A0 D~. This means the star is a blue - white star.

Distance to HD 37019

The Parallax of the star is given as 2.48 which gives a calculated distance to HD 37019 of 1313.80 light years from the Earth or 402.80 parsecs. It is about 7,723,338,015,288,613.68 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 83,082,885.03 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.

Time to Travel to HD 37019

A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

If you were to drive there at about 120 m.p.h. in a car with an infinity engine so you didn't have to pull over for petrol, it would take you 64,361,150,127,405.11 hours or 7,347,163,256.55 years.

At the time of writing, the fastest probe so far created is the New Horizon probe which is travelling at a speed of 33,000 m.p.h. If the probe was travelling to HD 37019 then it would take 234,040,545,917.84 hours / 26,716,957.30 years to get there. Speed Ref: N.A.S.A.

It would to take a spaceship journey travelling at the speed of light, 1313.80 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

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Additional HD 37019 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHD 37019
Alternative NamesHD 37019, BD-05 1316
Spectral TypeA0 D~
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
ColourBlue
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationOrion
Right Ascension (R.A.)05 35 18.2070194390
Declination (Dec.)-05 03 54.672931184
Distance from Earth2.48 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1313.80 Light Years
 402.80 Parsecs
 83,082,885.03 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.0.52 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.1.49 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity47.00 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=hd%2037019

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