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LHS 3167

LHS 3167 Facts

  • LHS 3167 is a star that can be located in the constellation of Triangulum Australe. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • LHS 3167 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • The star is calculated at being about 56.59 light years away from us. Distance

LHS 3167's Alternative Names

The Gliese ID of the star is GJ 3943. 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 3167

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 3167, the location is 16 13 05.9253935960 and -70 09 08.090496046 .

Proper Motion of LHS 3167

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 -571.54 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -226.27 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 LHS 3167 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameLHS 3167
Alternative Names, Gliese 3943
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationTriangulum Australe
Right Ascension (R.A.)16 13 05.9253935960
Declination (Dec.)-70 09 08.090496046
Distance from Earth57.63990 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 56.59 Light Years
 17.35 Parsecs
 3,578,669.45 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-571.54200 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-226.27400 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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