The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD48505.
V340 Carinae has alternative name(s) :- V380 Car.
More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .
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 V340 Carinae, the location is 06h 40m 52.2135 and -52° 26` 00.273 .
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 11.80 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 12.30 miliarcseconds/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.
V340 Carinae has a spectral type of M4/5p E. This means the star is a red star.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||V340 Carinae|
|Alternative Names||V380 Car, HD 48505|
|Spectral Type||M4/5p E|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||06h 40m 52.2135|
|Declination (Dec.)||-52° 26` 00.273|
|Proper Motion Dec.||11.80 milliarcseconds/year|
|Proper Motion RA.||12.30 milliarcseconds/year|
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