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KIC 7107762 (Variable Star) Facts

KIC 7107762 Facts

Location of KIC 7107762

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 KIC 7107762, the location is 19 14 17.2634382002 and +42 36 31.619259631 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of KIC 7107762

Proper Motion

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 6.08 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -0.48 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

Radial Velocity

The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is -22.10 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.

Physical Properties (Colour) of KIC 7107762

KIC 7107762 Colour and Temperature

KIC 7107762 has a spectral type of G2V C. This means the star is a white to yellow main sequence star.

Distance to KIC 7107762

The Parallax of the star is given as 3.21 which gives a calculated distance to KIC 7107762 of 1016.37 light years from the Earth or 311.61 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 1016.37 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 64,273,728.41 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 KIC 7107762 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameKIC 7107762
Spectral TypeG2V C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
ColourWhite to Yellow
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationLyra
Right Ascension (R.A.)19 14 17.2634382002
Declination (Dec.)+42 36 31.619259631
Distance from Earth3.21 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1016.37 Light Years
 311.61 Parsecs
 64,273,728.41 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.6.08 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-0.48 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity-22.10 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=kic%207107762

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