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V560 Carinae

V560 Carinae Facts

V560 Carinae's Alternative Names

The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD93205.

V560 Carinae has alternative name(s) :- V560 Car.

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

Location of V560 Carinae

The location of the main sequence 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 V560 Carinae, the location is 10 44 33.7392630703 and -59 44 15.434160993 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of V560 Carinae

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 2.92 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -7.58 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 3.60 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 V560 Carinae

V560 Carinae Colour and Temperature

V560 Carinae has a spectral type of O3.5V((f))+O8V C. This means the star is a blue - white main sequence star.

Distance to V560 Carinae

The Parallax of the star is given as 0.37 which gives a calculated distance to V560 Carinae of 8770.19 light years from the Earth or 2688.89 parsecs. It is about 51,556,661,461,641,076.88 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 554,619,510.23 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.

Time to Travel to V560 Carinae

A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

If you were to drive there at about 120 m.p.h. in a car with an infinity engine so you didn't have to pull over for petrol, it would take you 429,638,845,513,675.64 hours or 49,045,530,309.78 years.

At the time of writing, the fastest probe so far created is the New Horizon probe which is travelling at a speed of 33,000 m.p.h. If the probe was travelling to V560 Carinae then it would take 1,562,323,074,595.18 hours / 178,347,382.94 years to get there. Speed Ref: N.A.S.A.

It would to take a spaceship journey travelling at the speed of light, 8770.19 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

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Additional V560 Carinae Facts and Figures

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameV560 Carinae
Alternative NamesV560 Car, HD 93205
Spectral TypeO3.5V((f))+O8V C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
ColourBlue
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCarina
Right Ascension (R.A.)10 44 33.7392630703
Declination (Dec.)-59 44 15.434160993
Distance from Earth0.37 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 8770.19 Light Years
 2688.89 Parsecs
 554,619,510.23 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.2.92 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-7.58 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity3.60 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=v560carinae

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