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IR Puppis (Carbon Star) Facts

IR Puppis Facts

IR Puppis's Alternative Names

IR Puppis has alternative name(s) :- IR Pup.

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

Location of IR Puppis

The location of the carbon 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 IR Puppis, the location is 08 11 41.0749953400 and -21 12 36.659151351 .

Proper Motion of IR Puppis

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 2.65 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -1.56 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 IR Puppis

IR Puppis Colour and Temperature

IR Puppis has a spectral type of C4,3. This means the star is a carbon red carbon star.

Distance to IR Puppis

The Parallax of the star is given as 0.67 which gives a calculated distance to IR Puppis of 4903.24 light years from the Earth or 1503.31 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 4903.24 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 310,077,785.23 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 IR Puppis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameIR Puppis
Alternative NamesIR Pup
Spectral TypeC4,3
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeCarbon Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)08 11 41.0749953400
Declination (Dec.)-21 12 36.659151351
Distance from Earth0.67 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 4903.24 Light Years
 1503.31 Parsecs
 310,077,785.23 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.2.65 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-1.56 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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