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WISE J0720-0846

Primary Facts on WISE J0720-0846

  • WISE J0720-0846's star type is star that can be located in the constellation of Monoceros. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • WISE J0720-0846 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (M) of the star, the star's colour is red .
  • WISE J0720-0846 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.
  • The star is calculated at being about 22.18 light years away from us.

Location of WISE J0720-0846

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 J0720-0846, the location is 07h 20m 03.00 and -08° 46` 51.00 .

Physical Properties (Colour) of WISE J0720-0846

WISE J0720-0846 has a spectral type of M. This means the star is a red star.

Distance to WISE J0720-0846

The Parallax of the star is given as 147.06 which gives a calculated distance to WISE J0720-0846 of 22.18 light years from the Earth or 6.80 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 22.18 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 1,402,590.91 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.

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Additional WISE J0720-0846 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameWISE J0720-0846
Spectral TypeM
Constellation's Main Star No
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
Colour red
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationMonoceros
Right Ascension (R.A.)07h 20m 03.00
Declination (Dec.)-08° 46` 51.00
Distance from Earth147.06 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 22.18 Light Years
 6.80 Parsecs
 1,402,590.91 Astronomical Units

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet Count1

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://www.exoplanets.eu

List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting WISE J0720-0846


NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
WISE J0720-0846Confirmed0.111388.0000.820141.354.00093.500

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