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Y Leonis Minoris

Y Leonis Minoris Facts

  • Y Leonis Minoris is a pulsating star that can be located in the constellation of Leo Minor. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • Y Leonis Minoris is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • The star is calculated at being about 7849.90 light years away from us. Distance

Y Leonis Minoris's Alternative Names

Y Leonis Minoris has alternative name(s) :- Y LMi.

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

Location of Y Leonis Minoris

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 Y Leonis Minoris, the location is 10 15 51.4931432430 and +32 51 33.213348882 .

Proper Motion of Y Leonis Minoris

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 -31.18 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -26.74 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.

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Additional Y Leonis Minoris Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameY Leonis Minoris
Alternative NamesY LMi
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationLeo Minor
Right Ascension (R.A.)10 15 51.4931432430
Declination (Dec.)+32 51 33.213348882
Distance from Earth0.41550 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 7849.90 Light Years
 2406.74 Parsecs
 496,422,300.67 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-31.17600 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-26.73600 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeRR Lyrae Type

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=Y Leonis Minoris

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