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MY Camelopardalis

MY Camelopardalis Facts

MY Camelopardalis's Alternative Names

MY Camelopardalis has alternative name(s) :- MY Cam.

BD number is the number that the star was filed under in the Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung, a star catalogue that was put together by the Bonn Observatory between 1859 to 1903. The star's BD Number is BD+56 864.

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

Location of MY Camelopardalis

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 MY Camelopardalis, the location is 03 59 18.2928342761 and +57 14 13.753633333 .

Proper Motion of MY Camelopardalis

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 0.78 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 0.35 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 (Colour) of MY Camelopardalis

MY Camelopardalis Colour and Temperature

MY Camelopardalis has a spectral type of O6V((f)). This means the star is a blue - white main sequence star.

Distance to MY Camelopardalis

The Parallax of the star is given as 0.13 which gives a calculated distance to MY Camelopardalis of 24468.37 light years from the Earth or 7501.88 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 24468.37 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 1,547,363,042.51 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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Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameMY Camelopardalis
Alternative NamesMY Cam, BD+56 864
Spectral TypeO6V((f))
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)03 59 18.2928342761
Declination (Dec.)+57 14 13.753633333
Distance from Earth0.13 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 24468.37 Light Years
 7501.88 Parsecs
 1,547,363,042.51 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.0.78 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.0.35 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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