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Primary Facts on NGTS-1

  • NGTS-1's star type is star that can be located in the constellation of Columba. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • NGTS-1 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (M0.5) of the star, the star's colour is red .
  • The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
  • NGTS-1 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.

Location of NGTS-1

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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For NGTS-1, the location is 05h 30m 52 and -36° 37`51 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature, Mass) of NGTS-1

NGTS-1 has a spectral type of M0.5. This means the star is a red star. NGTS-1 lies at a distance of 600.00 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 183.96 parsecs away from the Sun. The star's solar mass is 0.62 times that of the Sun's. The Sun's Mass is 1,989,100,000,000,000,000,000 billion kg. which to calculate using this website is too large. To give idea of size, the Sun is 99.86% the mass of the solar system.

NGTS-1 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

NGTS-1 has an apparent magnitude of 14.38 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.

Distance to NGTS-1

NGTS-1 is an estimated 600.00 light years from our Solar System (Earth and Sun). It would take a spaceship 600.00 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.

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Additional NGTS-1 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameNGTS-1
Spectral TypeM0.5
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
Colour red
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude14.38
Naked Eye VisibleRequires 8m Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)05h 30m 52
Declination (Dec.)-36° 37`51
Distance from the Sun / Earth600.00 Light Years

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count1

Estimated Facts

Calculated Effective Temperature3,916 Kelvin
Mass Compared to the Sun0.62

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List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting NGTS-1

NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
NGTS-1 bConfirmed0.0252.6470.01620170.032682.800

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