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V460 Andromedae

V460 Andromedae Facts

  • V460 Andromedae is a star that can be located in the constellation of Andromeda. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • V460 Andromedae is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (F5? E) of the star, the star's colour is yellow to white .
  • The star is calculated at being about 5232.85 light years away from us. Distance

V460 Andromedae's Alternative Names

V460 Andromedae has alternative name(s) :- V460 And.

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

Location of V460 Andromedae

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 V460 Andromedae, the location is 02 34 14.2551075683 and +42 14 27.603893317 .

Proper Motion of V460 Andromedae

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 -2.98 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -0.13 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 V460 Andromedae

V460 Andromedae Colour and Temperature

Based on the star's spectral type of F5? E , V460 Andromedae's colour and type is yellow to white star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 6,000.00 and 7,500.00 degrees kelvin.

Distance to V460 Andromedae

The Parallax of the star is given as 0.62330 which gives a calculated distance to V460 Andromedae of 5232.85 light years from the Earth or 1604.36 parsecs. It is about 30,761,964,784,063,854 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 330,920,698.66 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 V460 Andromedae

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 A3807364,767,984,004.16
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2694,573,671,329.17
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.542,286,832,684.10
New Horizons Probe33,000106,340,491.73
Speed of Light670,616,629.005,232.85

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Additional V460 Andromedae Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameV460 Andromedae
Alternative NamesV460 And
Spectral TypeF5? E
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
ColourYellow - White
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)02 34 14.2551075683
Declination (Dec.)+42 14 27.603893317
Distance from Earth0.62330 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 5232.85 Light Years
 1604.36 Parsecs
 330,920,698.66 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-2.97600 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-0.13400 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts

Calculated Temperature Range6,000.00 - 7,500.00

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