LSS 4067 is a blue very luminous supergiant star that can be located in the constellation of Scorpius. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
The location of the star in the galaxy 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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For LSS 4067, the location is 17h 19m 05.548 and -29d 43' 41.1989 .
LSS 4067 has a spectral type of O4.5Ifpe. This means the star is a blue supergiant star. LSS 4067 lies at a distance of 9,500.00 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 2,912.65 parsecs away from the Sun.
LSS 4067 has an apparent magnitude of 11.18 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number.
LSS 4067 is an estimated 9,500.00 light years from our Solar System (Earth and Sun). It would take a spaceship 9,500.00 years travelling at the speed of light to get there. We don't have a space ship that can travel that distance or at that speed yet.
|Traditional/Proper Name||LSS 4067|
|Star Type||supergiant star|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||11.18|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||17h 19m 05.548|
|Declination (Dec.)||-29d 43' 41.1989|
|Distance from the Sun / Earth||9,500.00 Light Years|