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 .
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.
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.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||PSR J2051-0827|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Age||5.61 Billion Years Old|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||20h 51m 08.00|
|Declination (Dec.)||-08° 27` 38.00|
|Distance from Earth||0.78 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|4174.62 Light Years|
|264,000,611.23 Astronomical Units|
|Name||Status||Mass (Jupiters)||Orbital Period (Days)||Eccentricity||Discovered||Semi-Major Axis||Periastron|
|PSR J2051-0827 b||Confirmed||0.099||0.0||1996|
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