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QZ Normae

QZ Normae Facts

QZ Normae's Alternative Names

QZ Normae has alternative name(s) :- QZ Nor.

More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .

Location of QZ Normae

The location of the supergiant star 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 QZ Normae, the location is 16 11 20.4661902809 and -54 21 14.826048900 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of QZ Normae

Proper Motion

All stars like planets orbit round a central spot, in the case of planets, its the central star such as the Sun. In the case of a star, its the galactic centre. The constellations that we see today will be different than they were 50,000 years ago or 50,000 years from now. Proper Motion details the movements of these stars and are measured in milliarcseconds. The star is moving 3.76 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -1.75 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

Radial Velocity

The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is -40.34 km/s . When the value is negative then the star and the Sun are getting closer to one another, likewise, a positive number means that two stars are moving away. Its nothing to fear as the stars are so far apart, they won't collide in our life-time, if ever.

Physical Properties (Colour) of QZ Normae

QZ Normae Colour and Temperature

QZ Normae has a spectral type of F6I C. This means the star is a yellow to white supergiant star.

Distance to QZ Normae

The Parallax of the star is given as 0.47 which gives a calculated distance to QZ Normae of 6875.28 light years from the Earth or 2107.93 parsecs. It is about 4,610,677,097,031 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 434,788,743.38 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.

Travel Time to QZ Normae

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.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A3807366,264,506,925.31
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2696,009,205,502.93
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.543,004,598,835.50
New Horizons Probe 33,000139,717,487.79
Speed of Light670,616,629.006,875.28

Variable Type of QZ Normae

The star is a pulsating Delta Cepheid variable type which means that its size changes over time. The Variable Type is usually named after the first star of that type to be spotted.

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Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameQZ Normae
Alternative NamesQZ Nor
Spectral TypeF6I C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type very luminous Supergiant Star
ColourYellow - White
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)16 11 20.4661902809
Declination (Dec.)-54 21 14.826048900
Distance from Earth0.47 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 6875.28 Light Years
 2107.93 Parsecs
 434,788,743.38 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.3.76 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-1.75 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity-40.34 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeDelta Cepheid

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