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HD 46202

HD 46202 Facts

HD 46202's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD46202.

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

Location of HD 46202

The location of the main sequence 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 46202, the location is 06h 32m 10.4728 and +04` 57° 59.818 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of HD 46202

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 1.40 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -3.30 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 53.00 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 of HD 46202

HD 46202 Colour and Temperature

HD 46202 has a spectral type of 09.2V.

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Additional HD 46202 Facts and Figures

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHD 46202
Alternative NamesHD 46202
Spectral Type09.2V
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationMonoceros
Right Ascension (R.A.)06h 32m 10.4728
Declination (Dec.)+04` 57° 59.818
Proper Motion Dec.1.40 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-3.30 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity53.00 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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