WASP-12 is a star that can be located in the constellation of Auriga. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
The location of the star in the galaxy 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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For WASP-12, the location is 06h 30m 33 and 12d40`20 .
WASP-12 has been calculated as 1.57 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 1,092,406.00.km. The star's solar mass is 1.35 times that of the Sun's. The Sun's Mass is 1,989,100,000,000,000,000,000 billion kg. which to calculate using this website is too large. To give idea of size, the Sun is 99.86% the mass of the solar system.
The star's metallicity is 0.300000, this value is the fractional amount of the star that is not Hydrogen (X) or Helium (Y). An older star would have a high metallicity whereas a new star would have a lower one.
WASP-12 has an apparent magnitude of 11.69 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number.
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||11.69|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Ref: Wiki|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||06h 30m 33|
|Distance from the Sun / Earth||0.00 Light Years|
|Orbital Period (Days)||1.09|
|Argument Of Periastron||-74.00|
|Radius (x the Sun)||1.57|
|Calculated Effective Temperature||6,300 Kelvin|
|Mass Compared to the Sun||1.35|