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V466 Persei (Carbon Star) Facts

V466 Persei Facts

V466 Persei's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD232820.

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

Location of V466 Persei

The location of the carbon 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 V466 Persei, the location is 03 41 29.5964469751 and +51 30 11.731294715 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of V466 Persei

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 -6.35 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 4.77 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 6.00 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 V466 Persei

V466 Persei Colour and Temperature

V466 Persei has a spectral type of C5,5_MS4. This means the star is a carbon red carbon star.

Distance to V466 Persei

The Parallax of the star is given as 1.60 which gives a calculated distance to V466 Persei of 2035.59 light years from the Earth or 624.10 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 2035.59 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 128,728,968.58 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 V466 Persei Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameV466 Persei
Alternative NamesHD 232820
Spectral TypeC5,5_MS4
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeCarbon Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)03 41 29.5964469751
Declination (Dec.)+51 30 11.731294715
Distance from Earth1.60 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 2035.59 Light Years
 624.10 Parsecs
 128,728,968.58 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-6.35 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.4.77 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity6.00 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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