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MOA-2009-BLG-387L Facts

Location of MOA-2009-BLG-387L

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 MOA-2009-BLG-387L, the location is 17h 53m 51.00 and -33° 59` 25.00 .

Physical Properties (Colour) of MOA-2009-BLG-387L

MOA-2009-BLG-387L Colour and Temperature

MOA-2009-BLG-387L has a spectral type of M. This means the star is a red star.

Distance to MOA-2009-BLG-387L

The Parallax of the star is given as 0.18 which gives a calculated distance to MOA-2009-BLG-387L of 18595.40 light years from the Earth or 5701.25 parsecs. It is about 109,315,390,264,498,315.44 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 1,175,959,032.42 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.

Time to Travel to MOA-2009-BLG-387L

A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

If you were to drive there at about 120 m.p.h. in a car with an infinity engine so you didn't have to pull over for petrol, it would take you 910,961,585,537,485.96 hours or 103,991,048,577.34 years.

At the time of writing, the fastest probe so far created is the New Horizon probe which is travelling at a speed of 33,000 m.p.h. If the probe was travelling to MOA-2009-BLG-387L then it would take 3,312,587,583,772.68 hours / 378,149,267.55 years to get there. Speed Ref: N.A.S.A.

It would to take a spaceship journey travelling at the speed of light, 18595.40 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

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Additional MOA-2009-BLG-387L Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameMOA-2009-BLG-387L
Spectral TypeM
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)17h 53m 51.00
Declination (Dec.)-33° 59` 25.00
Distance from Earth0.18 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 18595.40 Light Years
 5701.25 Parsecs
 1,175,959,032.42 Astronomical Units

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

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List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting MOA-2009-BLG-387L

NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastron
MOA-2009-BLG-387L bConfirmed1.61970.00020111.8

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