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PSR B1257+12, PSR 1257+12, PSR J1300+1240

Proper NameLich
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)None
Other designationsPSR B1257+12, PSR 1257+12, PSR J1300+1240
Right Ascension13h 0m 3s
Declination+12° 40' 55"
Distancec.2,300 light years
c.700 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +22.00
Absolute: +12.74
Spectral ClassPulsar
Planets in this systemDraugr (Lich b), Earth-mass planet
Phobetor (Lich d), super Earth
Poltergeist (Lich c), super Earth
Optimum VisibilityApril

The Lich pulsar PSR B1257+12 cannot be seen directly in this image, but it lies in the direction shown by the crosshairs. For reference, the bright star in the south of the frame is Vindemiatrix or Epsilon Virginis, a third-magnitude star some two degrees from Lich in the sky. Vindemiatrix lies much closer to the Sun than the distant pulsar. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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