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Ross 1020's Alternative Names

Ross 1020 has alternative name(s) :- Gliese 3779, LHS 350.

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

Location of Ross 1020

The location of the main sequence 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 Ross 1020, the location is 13 22 56.7478620635 and +24 28 03.602504694 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of Ross 1020

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 -865.13 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -615.95 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 -19.00 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 Ross 1020

Ross 1020 Colour and Temperature

Ross 1020 has a spectral type of M4V. This means the star is a red main sequence star.

Distance to Ross 1020

The Parallax of the star is given as 72.74 which gives a calculated distance to Ross 1020 of 44.84 light years from the Earth or 13.75 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 44.84 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 2,836,121.32 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 Ross 1020 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameRoss 1020
Alternative NamesGliese 3779, LHS 350
Spectral TypeM4V
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationComa Berenices
Right Ascension (R.A.)13 22 56.7478620635
Declination (Dec.)+24 28 03.602504694
Distance from Earth72.74 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 44.84 Light Years
 13.75 Parsecs
 2,836,121.32 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-865.13 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-615.95 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity-19.00 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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