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HD 60965

HD 60965 Facts

HD 60965's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD60965.

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

Location of HD 60965

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 60965, the location is 07h 36m 51.2859 and -04° 50` 31.746 .

Proper Motion of HD 60965

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 3.76 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 7.00 miliarcseconds/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 60965

HD 60965 has a spectral type of G6V C. This means the star is a white to yellow main sequence star.

Distance to HD 60965

The Parallax of the star is given as 12.56 which gives a calculated distance to HD 60965 of 259.68 light years from the Earth or 79.62 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 259.68 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 16,422,689.44 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.

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Additional HD 60965 Facts and Figures

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameHD 60965
Alternative NamesHD 60965
Spectral TypeG6V C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type main sequence Dwarf Star
ColourWhite to Yellow
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationMonoceros
Right Ascension (R.A.)07h 36m 51.2859
Declination (Dec.)-04° 50` 31.746
Distance from Earth12.56 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 259.68 Light Years
 79.62 Parsecs
 16,422,689.44 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.3.76 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.7.00 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=hd%2060965

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