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HD 49734

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HD 49734's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD49734.

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

Location of HD 49734

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 49734, the location is 06h 51m 16.7404888912 and +31° 55` 55.317671406 .

Proper Motion of HD 49734

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 -25.53 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -7.24 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 49734

HD 49734 Colour and Temperature

HD 49734 has a spectral type of G D. This means the star is a yellow star.

Distance to HD 49734

The Parallax of the star is given as 4.92 which gives a calculated distance to HD 49734 of 662.57 light years from the Earth or 203.14 parsecs. It is about 3,895,000,813,510,257.85 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 41,900,340.78 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.

Time to Travel to HD 49734

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 32,458,340,112,585.48 hours or 3,705,289,967.19 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 49734 then it would take 118,030,327,682.13 hours / 13,473,781.70 years to get there. Speed Ref: N.A.S.A.

It would to take a spaceship journey travelling at the speed of light, 662.57 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHD 49734
Alternative NamesHD 49734
Spectral TypeG D
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
ColourYellow
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationGemini
Right Ascension (R.A.)06h 51m 16.7404888912
Declination (Dec.)+31° 55` 55.317671406
Distance from Earth4.92 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 662.57 Light Years
 203.14 Parsecs
 41,900,340.78 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-25.53 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-7.24 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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