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L 749-34 (High Proper Motion Star) Facts

L 749-34 Facts

Location of L 749-34

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 L 749-34, the location is 09 16 20.6445638249 and -18 37 32.901570289 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of L 749-34

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 146.24 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -314.80 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 14.15 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 L 749-34

L 749-34 Colour and Temperature

L 749-34 has a spectral type of M2V C. This means the star is a red main sequence star.

Distance to L 749-34

The Parallax of the star is given as 74.36 which gives a calculated distance to L 749-34 of 43.86 light years from the Earth or 13.45 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 43.86 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 2,774,242.31 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 L 749-34 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameL 749-34
Spectral TypeM2V C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
ColourRed
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationHydra
Right Ascension (R.A.)09 16 20.6445638249
Declination (Dec.)-18 37 32.901570289
Distance from Earth74.36 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 43.86 Light Years
 13.45 Parsecs
 2,774,242.31 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.146.24 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-314.80 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity14.15 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=gliese%203543

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