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PSR J2241-5236 (Pulsar) Facts

PSR J2241-5236 Facts

Location of PSR J2241-5236

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 J2241-5236, the location is 22h 41m 42.00 and -52° 36` 36.00 .

Physical Properties (Age) of PSR J2241-5236

PSR J2241-5236 Colour and Temperature

PSR J2241-5236 has a spectral type of PSR.

The star is believed to be about 5.22 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 J2241-5236

The Parallax of the star is given as 2.00 which gives a calculated distance to PSR J2241-5236 of 1630.82 light years from the Earth or 500 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 1630.82 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 103,131,684.49 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 J2241-5236 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NamePSR J2241-5236
Spectral TypePSR
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypePulsar
GalaxyMilky Way
Age5.22 Billion Years Old
Right Ascension (R.A.)22h 41m 42.00
Declination (Dec.)-52° 36` 36.00
Distance from Earth2.00 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1630.82 Light Years
 500 Parsecs
 103,131,684.49 Astronomical Units

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count1

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List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting PSR J2241-5236

NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastron
PSR J2241-5236 bConfirmed0.1460.02011

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