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V Crateris

V Crateris Facts

  • V Crateris is a eclipsing binary sys star that can be located in the constellation of Crater. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • V Crateris is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (A6 D) of the star, the star's colour is blue - white .
  • The star is calculated at being about 1068.48 light years away from us. Distance

V Crateris's Alternative Names

V Crateris has alternative name(s) :- V Crt.

BD number is the number that the star was filed under in the Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung, a star catalogue that was put together by the Bonn Observatory between 1859 to 1903. The star's BD Number is BD -15 3260.

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

Location of V Crateris

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 V Crateris, the location is 11 24 13.4288511201 and -16 40 22.682222004 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of V Crateris

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 -4.70 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -11.17 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 -66.10200 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 of V Crateris

V Crateris Colour and Temperature

Based on the star's spectral type of A6 D , V Crateris's colour and type is blue - white star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 7,500.00 and 10,000.00 degrees kelvin.

Distance to V Crateris

The Parallax of the star is given as 3.05260 which gives a calculated distance to V Crateris of 1068.48 light years from the Earth or 327.59 parsecs. It is about 6,281,193,638,739,224 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 67,569,817.05 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 V Crateris

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)
Walking4179,135,113,938.48
Car1205,971,170,464.62
Airbus A380736973,560,401.84
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269933,884,277.55
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54466,941,530.20
New Horizons Probe33,00021,713,347.14
Speed of Light670,616,629.001,068.48

Variable Type of V Crateris

The star is a eclipsing binary sys Beta Persei (Algol) variable type which means that its size changes over time. The Variable Type is usually named after the first star of that type to be spotted.

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Additional V Crateris Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameV Crateris
Alternative NamesV Crt, BD -15 3260
Spectral TypeA6 D
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
ColourBlue
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCrater
Right Ascension (R.A.)11 24 13.4288511201
Declination (Dec.)-16 40 22.682222004
Distance from Earth3.05260 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1068.48 Light Years
 327.59 Parsecs
 67,569,817.05 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-4.69700 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-11.16500 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity-66.10200 km/s
RedShift-0.0002200000

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassEclipsing binary sys
Variable Star TypeBeta Persei (Algol)

Estimated Calculated Facts


Calculated Temperature Range7,500.00 - 10,000.00

Sources and Links


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

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