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LHS 1140

LHS 1140 Facts

  • LHS 1140 is a star that can be located in the constellation of Cetus. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • LHS 1140 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (M4.5 D) of the star, the star's colour is red .
  • The star is calculated at being about 48.90 light years away from us. Distance

LHS 1140's Alternative Names

The Gliese ID of the star is GJ 3053. The star was added to the Gliese catalogue in 1970 by Richard van der Riet Woolley hence the GJ prefix rather than GL prefix.Star Names.

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

Location of LHS 1140

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 LHS 1140, the location is 00 44 59.3314993038 and -15 16 17.543124886 .

Proper Motion of LHS 1140

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 -596.62 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 317.59 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.

Physical Properties of LHS 1140

LHS 1140 Temperature and Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of M4.5 D , LHS 1140's colour and type is red star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 2,400.00 and 3,700.00 degrees kelvin.

Distance to LHS 1140

The Parallax of the star is given as 66.69960 which gives a calculated distance to LHS 1140 of 48.90 light years from the Earth or 14.99 parsecs. It is about 287,464,780,748,679 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 3,091,887.90 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.

Travel Time to LHS 1140

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A38073644,555,914.62
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26942,740,099.18
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5421,370,021.74
New Horizons Probe33,000993,731.91
Speed of Light670,616,629.0048.90

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Additional LHS 1140 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameLHS 1140
Alternative Names, Gliese 3053
Spectral TypeM4.5 D
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)00 44 59.3314993038
Declination (Dec.)-15 16 17.543124886
Distance from Earth66.69960 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 48.90 Light Years
 14.99 Parsecs
 3,091,887.90 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-596.61700 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.317.58500 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts

Calculated Temperature Range2,400.00 - 3,700.00

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