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Wolf 351 Facts

Location of Wolf 351

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 Wolf 351, the location is 10h 11m 43.9469971473 and +35° 18` 44.138255819 .

Proper Motion of Wolf 351

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 -250.56 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 128.08 milliarcseconds/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.

Physical Properties (Colour) of Wolf 351

Wolf 351 Colour and Temperature

Wolf 351 has a spectral type of M4 D. This means the star is a red star.

Distance to Wolf 351

The Parallax of the star is given as 47.44 which gives a calculated distance to Wolf 351 of 68.75 light years from the Earth or 21.08 parsecs. It is about 404,155,494,406,372.50 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 4,348,031.82 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.

Time to Travel to Wolf 351

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 3,367,962,453,386.44 hours or 384,470,599.70 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 Wolf 351 then it would take 12,247,136,194.13 hours / 1,398,074.91 years to get there. Speed Ref: N.A.S.A.

It would to take a spaceship journey travelling at the speed of light, 68.75 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

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Additional Wolf 351 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameWolf 351
Spectral TypeM4 D
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
ColourRed
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationLeo Minor
Right Ascension (R.A.)10h 11m 43.9469971473
Declination (Dec.)+35° 18` 44.138255819
Distance from Earth47.44 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 68.75 Light Years
 21.08 Parsecs
 4,348,031.82 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-250.56 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.128.08 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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