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K2-19, Eclipsing Binary Candidate

Primary Facts on K2-19

  • K2-19's star type is star that can be located in the constellation of Virgo. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • K2-19 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • The star is calculated at being about 952.86 light years away from us.

K2-19, Eclipsing Binary Candidate's Alternative Names

K2-19, Eclipsing Binary Candidate has alternative name(s) :- EPIC 201505350.

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

Location of K2-19

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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For K2-19, the location is 11 39 50.4804464997 and +00 36 12.877309991 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of K2-19

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 4.42 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -18.79 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is 7.37 km/s . 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.

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Additional K2-19 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameK2-19, Eclipsing Binary Candidate
Alternative NamesEPIC 201505350
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)11 39 50.4804464997
Declination (Dec.)+00 36 12.877309991
Distance from Earth3.42 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 952.86 Light Years
 292.14 Parsecs
 60,257,780.61 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.4.42 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-18.79 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity7.37 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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