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V1647 Orionis, Protostar

V1647 Orionis Facts

Location of V1647 Orionis

The location of the protostar 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 V1647 Orionis, the location is 05 46 13.1370923766 and -00 06 04.876812846 .

Proper Motion of V1647 Orionis

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 -1.58 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 0.87 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . 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 of V1647 Orionis

V1647 Orionis, Protostar Colour and Temperature

V1647 Orionis has a spectral type of Protostar.

Distance to V1647 Orionis

The Parallax of the star is given as 2.22 which gives a calculated distance to V1647 Orionis of 1470.60 light years from the Earth or 450.88 parsecs. It is about 986,208,814,607 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 93,000,027.81 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 V1647 Orionis, Protostar

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 A3807361,339,957,628.54
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2691,285,349,485.78
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54642,673,905.28
New Horizons Probe33,00029,885,115.59
Speed of Light670,616,629.001,470.60

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Additional V1647 Orionis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameV1647 Orionis, Protostar
Spectral TypeProtostar
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeProtostar
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)05 46 13.1370923766
Declination (Dec.)-00 06 04.876812846
Distance from Earth2.22 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1470.60 Light Years
 450.88 Parsecs
 93,000,027.81 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-1.58 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.0.87 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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