The star is a Zombie Star, one that has exploded in a supernova and comes back to life. What marks this star out is that has exploded many times. The star has been calculated as being 156 Million Parsecs from the Earth so there's no worry about it hitting us with its gamma-rays.
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 iPTF14hls, the location is 09h 20m 34.30 and +50° 41` 46.8 .
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||iPTF14hls|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||17.72|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires 8m Telescope - Magnitudes|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||09h 20m 34.30|
|Declination (Dec.)||+50° 41` 46.8|
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