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wolf424

wolf424 is a red main sequence dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of Virgo. The description is based on the spectral class. wolf424 is not part of the constellation but is within the borders of the constellation.

Location of wolf424

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 wolf424, the location is 12 33 17.383 and +09 01 15.77 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of wolf424

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 203.00 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -1,730.00 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is 1.00 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.

Physical Properties (Colour) of wolf424

wolf424 has a spectral type of M5.5V. This means the star is a red main sequence dwarf star.

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Primary / Proper / Traditional Namewolf424
Spectral TypeM5.5V
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star System No / Unknown
Star Type main sequence Dwarf Star
Colour red
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationVirgo
Right Ascension (R.A.)12 33 17.383
Declination (Dec.)+09 01 15.77
Proper Motion Dec.203.00 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-1730.00 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity1.00 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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