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UZ Fornacis

UZ Fornacis Facts

UZ Fornacis's Alternative Names

UZ Fornacis has alternative name(s) :- UZ For.

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

Location of UZ Fornacis

The location of the 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 UZ Fornacis, the location is 03 35 28.6515678221 and -25 44 21.765602833 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of UZ Fornacis

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 -1.47 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 18.14 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 150.00 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 UZ Fornacis

UZ Fornacis Colour and Temperature

UZ Fornacis has a spectral type of M4.5 D. This means the star is a red star.

Distance to UZ Fornacis

The Parallax of the star is given as 4.17 which gives a calculated distance to UZ Fornacis of 781.49 light years from the Earth or 239.60 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 781.49 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 49,420,703.21 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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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameUZ Fornacis
Alternative NamesUZ For
Spectral TypeM4.5 D
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
ColourRed
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationFornax
Right Ascension (R.A.)03 35 28.6515678221
Declination (Dec.)-25 44 21.765602833
Distance from Earth4.17 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 781.49 Light Years
 239.60 Parsecs
 49,420,703.21 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-1.47 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.18.14 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity150.00 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=uz%20fornacis

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