HE 1523-0901 is a star that can be located in the constellation of Libra. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
The location of the star in the galaxy 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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For HE 1523-0901, the location is 15h 26m 01.2 and -9 d 11` 38 .
HE 1523-0901 is an estimated 7,500.00 light years from our Solar System (Earth and Sun). It would take a spaceship 7,500.00 years travelling at the speed of light to get there. We don't have a space ship that can travel that distance or at that speed yet.
|Traditional/Proper Name||HE 1523-0901|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||11.10|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||15h 26m 01.2|
|Declination (Dec.)||-9 d 11` 38|
|Distance from the Sun / Earth||7,500.00 Light Years|
The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.