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V358 Persei

V358 Persei Facts

V358 Persei's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD13890.

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

Location of V358 Persei

The location of the giant 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 V358 Persei, the location is 02h 17m 08.227 and +56° 46` 11.19 .

Proper Motion of V358 Persei

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 0.54 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -1.72 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 (Colour) of V358 Persei

V358 Persei Colour and Temperature

V358 Persei has a spectral type of B2.0III. This means the star is a blue giant star.

Distance to V358 Persei

The Parallax of the star is given as 1.27 which gives a calculated distance to V358 Persei of 2568.22 light years from the Earth or 787.40 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 2568.22 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 162,411,776.74 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 V358 Persei Facts and Figures

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameV358 Persei
Alternative NamesHD 13890
Spectral TypeB2.0III
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeGiant Star
ColourBlue
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationPerseus
Right Ascension (R.A.)02h 17m 08.227
Declination (Dec.)+56° 46` 11.19
Distance from Earth1.27 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 2568.22 Light Years
 787.40 Parsecs
 162,411,776.74 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.0.54 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-1.72 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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