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WASP-13

WASP-13 Facts

  • WASP-13 is a main sequence star that can be located in the constellation of Lynx. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • WASP-13 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (G1V) of the star, the star's colour is yellow .
  • The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
  • WASP-13 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.
  • The star is calculated at being about 508.81 light years away from us. Distance

Location of WASP-13

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 WASP-13, the location is 09h 20m 25.00 and 33° 52` 57.00 .

Physical Properties of WASP-13

WASP-13 Temperature and Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of G1V , WASP-13's colour and type is yellow main sequence star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 5,200.00 and 6,000.00 degrees kelvin.

WASP-13 Radius

WASP-13 Metalicity

The star's metallicity is 0.200000, 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-13 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

WASP-13 has an apparent magnitude of 10.42 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Using the supplied Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 4.45 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.

Distance to WASP-13

The Parallax of the star is given as 6.41 which gives a calculated distance to WASP-13 of 508.81 light years from the Earth or 156.00 parsecs. It is about 2,991,103,376,129,553 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 32,177,085.56 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 WASP-13

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)
Walking485,304,111,750.37
Car1202,843,470,391.68
Airbus A380736463,609,302.99
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269444,715,539.14
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54222,357,479.77
New Horizons Probe33,000 10,339,892.33
Speed of Light670,616,629.00508.81

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Additional WASP-13 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameWASP-13
Spectral TypeG1V
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
ColourYellow
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationLynx
Metalicity0.2000
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.42
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)09h 20m 25.00
Declination (Dec.)33° 52` 57.00
Distance from Earth6.41 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 508.81 Light Years
 156.00 Parsecs
 32,177,085.56 Astronomical Units

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet Count1

Estimated Calculated Facts


Calculated Temperature Range5,200.00 - 6,000.00

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://www.exoplanets.eu

List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting WASP-13


NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
WASP-13 bConfirmed0.0584.3530.020080.0537985.640

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