PSR J1748-2446ad is a Pulsar that can be located in the constellation of Sagittarius. PSR J1748-2446ad is the brightest star in Sagittarius based on the Hipparcos 2007 apparent magnitude. The star can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars 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 PSR J1748-2446ad, the location is 17h 48m 4.9 and -24d46`04 .
PSR J1748-2446ad is an estimated 18,000.00 light years from our Solar System (Earth and Sun). It would take a spaceship 18,000.00 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||PSR J1748-2446ad|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||5.28|
|Naked Eye Visible||Yes - Magnitudes|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||17h 48m 4.9|
|Distance from the Sun / Earth||18,000.00 Light Years|