WISE J0720-0846 is a red 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 but is within the borders of the constellation.
WISE J0720-0846 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.
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 .
WISE J0720-0846 has a spectral type of M. This means the star is a red star.
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.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||WISE J0720-0846|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||07h 20m 03.00|
|Declination (Dec.)||-08° 46` 51.00|
|Distance from Earth||147.06 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|22.18 Light Years|
|1,402,590.91 Astronomical Units|
|Name||Status||Mass (Jupiters)||Orbital Period (Days)||Eccentricity||Discovered||Semi-Major Axis||Periastron||Inclination|