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NX Aurigae

NX Aurigae Facts

  • NX Aurigae is a irregular/eruptive main sequence star that can be located in the constellation of Auriga. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • NX Aurigae is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (B4Ve C) of the star, the star's colour is blue .
  • The star is calculated at being about 13956.50 light years away from us. Distance

Location of NX Aurigae

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 NX Aurigae, the location is 05 23 04.2574721525 and +33 28 46.475828424 .

Proper Motion of NX Aurigae

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 -1.40 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -0.24 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 of NX Aurigae

NX Aurigae Temperature and Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of B4Ve C , NX Aurigae's colour and type is blue main sequence star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 10,000.00 and 30,000.00 degrees kelvin.

Distance to NX Aurigae

The Parallax of the star is given as 0.23370 which gives a calculated distance to NX Aurigae of 13956.50 light years from the Earth or 4278.99 parsecs. It is about 82,045,035,020,837,053 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 882,598,893.25 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.

Travel Time to NX Aurigae

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Walking42,339,865,245,659.63
Car12077,995,508,188.65
Airbus A38073612,716,658,943.80
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26912,198,408,879.60
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.546,099,196,490.57
New Horizons Probe33,000283,620,029.78
Speed of Light670,616,629.0013,956.50

Variable Type of NX Aurigae

The star is a irregular/eruptive Orion Type variable type which means that its size changes over time. The Variable Type is usually named after the first star of that type to be spotted.

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Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameNX Aurigae
Spectral TypeB4Ve C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
ColourBlue
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationAuriga
Right Ascension (R.A.)05 23 04.2574721525
Declination (Dec.)+33 28 46.475828424
Distance from Earth0.23370 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 13956.50 Light Years
 4278.99 Parsecs
 882,598,893.25 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-1.39500 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-0.24100 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassIrregular/Eruptive
Variable Star TypeOrion Type

Estimated Calculated Facts


Calculated Temperature Range10,000.00 - 30,000.00

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=nx%20aur

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