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W Leporis

W Leporis Facts

  • W Leporis is a star that can be located in the constellation of Lepus. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • W Leporis is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • The star is calculated at being about 4770.56 light years away from us. Distance

W Leporis's Alternative Names

W Leporis has alternative name(s) :- W Lep.

BD number is the number that the star was filed under in the Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung, a star catalogue that was put together by the Bonn Observatory between 1859 to 1903. The star's BD Number is BD -22 1331.

More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .

Location of W Leporis

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 object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For W Leporis, the location is 06 09 51.0179157601 and -22 31 51.069914219 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of W Leporis

Proper Motion

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 -11.93 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 1.86 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

Radial Velocity

The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is -7.17000 km/s . 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.

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Additional W Leporis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameW Leporis
Alternative NamesW Lep, BD -22 1331
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
Right Ascension (R.A.)06 09 51.0179157601
Declination (Dec.)-22 31 51.069914219
Distance from Earth0.68370 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 4770.56 Light Years
 1462.63 Parsecs
 301,686,991.38 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-11.93400 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.1.85800 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity-7.17000 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links

Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=W Leporis

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