WISE J150649.97+702736.1 is a brown Cool Methane Dwarf Star that can be located in the constellation of Ursa Minor. The description is based on the spectral class. WISE J150649.97+702736.1 is not part of the constellation but is within the borders of the constellation.
WISE J150649.97+702736.1 has alternative name(s) :- Wise 1506 7027.
More details on star alternative names can be found at Star Names .
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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For WISE J150649.97+702736.1, the location is 15h 06m 49.97 and 70° 27` 36.0 .
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 966.00 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -996.00 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . 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.
WISE J150649.97+702736.1 has a spectral type of T6 C. This means the star is a brown Cool Methane Dwarf Star.
The Parallax of the star is given as 193.00 which gives a calculated distance to WISE J150649.97+702736.1 of 16.90 light years from the Earth or 5.18 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 16.90 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 J150649.97+702736.1|
|Alternative Names||Wise 1506 7027|
|Spectral Type||T6 C|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Star Type||Cool Methane Dwarf Star|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||15h 06m 49.97|
|Declination (Dec.)||70° 27` 36.0|
|Distance from Earth||193.00 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|16.90 Light Years|
|Proper Motion Dec.||966.00 milliarcseconds/year|
|Proper Motion RA.||-996.00 milliarcseconds/year|