The location of the Sub-Brown Dwarf 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 Wise 0855-0714, the location is 08h 55m 11.00 and -07° 14` 43.00 .
Wise 0855-0714 has a spectral type of Y2. This means the star is a brown Sub-Brown Dwarf Star.
The star is believed to be about 3.00 Billion years old. To put in context, the Sun is believed to be about five billion years old and the Universe is about 13.8 billion years old.
The Parallax of the star is given as 432.90 which gives a calculated distance to Wise 0855-0714 of 7.53 light years from the Earth or 2.31 parsecs. It is about 44,266,049,060,072.51 miles from Earth.
The star is roughly 476,468.38 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.
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 368,883,742,167.27 hours or 42,110,016.23 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 Wise 0855-0714 then it would take 1,341,395,426.06 hours / 153,127.33 years to get there. Speed Ref: N.A.S.A.
It would to take a spaceship journey travelling at the speed of light, 7.53 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||Wise 0855-0714|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Star Type||Sub-Brown Dwarf Star|
|Age||3.00 Billion Years Old|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||08h 55m 11.00|
|Declination (Dec.)||-07° 14` 43.00|
|Distance from Earth||432.90 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|7.53 Light Years|
|476,468.38 Astronomical Units|
|Effective Temperature||225 Kelvin|
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