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KIC 9832227

KIC 9832227 Facts

Information on KIC 9832227

KIC 9832227 is actually a contact star, this is where two stars are so close to one another that they are in fact touching. Its not unique but uncommon. The two stars will eventually collide and explode. The explosion will create a luminous red nova which will be bright enough for us to see on Earth as a magnitude 2 object. EarthSky

Location of KIC 9832227

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 KIC 9832227, the location is 19h 29m 15.948 and +46° 37` 19.89 .

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Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameKIC 9832227
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCygnus
Metalicity0.1010
Right Ascension (R.A.)19h 29m 15.948
Declination (Dec.)+46° 37` 19.89
Distance from Earth1.76 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1853.20 Light Years
 568.18 Parsecs
 117,194,720.99 Astronomical Units
B-V Index1.03

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://archive.stsci.edu/kepler/data_search/search.php?action=Search&ktc_kepler_id=9832227

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