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 .
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.
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 is about 1,093,655,010,906 miles from Earth.
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.
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.
|Description||Speed (m.p.h.)||Time (years)|
|Speed of Sound (Mach 1)||767.269||1,425,386,677.82|
|Concorde (Mach 2)||1,534.54||712,692,410.04|
|New Horizons Probe||33,000||33,141,060.94|
|Speed of Light||670,616,629.00||1,630.82|
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||PSR J2241-5236|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Age||5.22 Billion Years Old|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||22h 41m 42.00|
|Declination (Dec.)||-52° 36` 36.00|
|Distance from Earth||2.00 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|1630.82 Light Years|
|103,131,684.49 Astronomical Units|
|Name||Status||Mass (Jupiters)||Orbital Period (Days)||Eccentricity||Discovered||Semi-Major Axis||Periastron|
|PSR J2241-5236 b||Confirmed||0.146||0.0||2011|
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