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PSR J2051-0827 (Pulsar) Facts

PSR J2051-0827 Facts

Location of PSR J2051-0827

The location of the pulsar 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 PSR J2051-0827, the location is 20h 51m 08.00 and -08° 27` 38.00 .

Physical Properties (Age) of PSR J2051-0827

PSR J2051-0827 has a spectral type of PSR.

The star is believed to be about 5.61 Billion years old. To put in context, the Sun is believed to be about five billion years old and the Universe is about 13.8 billion years old.

Distance to PSR J2051-0827

The Parallax of the star is given as 0.78 which gives a calculated distance to PSR J2051-0827 of 4174.62 light years from the Earth or 1279.92 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 4174.62 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 264,000,611.23 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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Additional PSR J2051-0827 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NamePSR J2051-0827
Spectral TypePSR
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypePulsar
GalaxyMilky Way
Age5.61 Billion Years Old
Right Ascension (R.A.)20h 51m 08.00
Declination (Dec.)-08° 27` 38.00
Distance from Earth0.78 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 4174.62 Light Years
 1279.92 Parsecs
 264,000,611.23 Astronomical Units

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count1

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List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting PSR J2051-0827

NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastron
PSR J2051-0827 bConfirmed0.0990.01996

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