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KX Puppis

KX Puppis Facts

KX Puppis's Alternative Names

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

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

Location of KX Puppis

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 KX Puppis, the location is 07 52 00.5018563449 and -26 22 39.530329654 .

Proper Motion of KX 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 4.61 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -3.23 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.

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Additional KX Puppis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameKX Puppis
Alternative NamesKX Pup
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)07 52 00.5018563449
Declination (Dec.)-26 22 39.530329654
Distance from Earth0.59 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 5539.46 Light Years
 1698.37 Parsecs
 350,311,517.98 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.4.61 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-3.23 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassEclipsing binary sys
Variable Star TypeBeta Persei (Algol)

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