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SDSS J144412.93+203641.1

GAIA 1238284945983059200

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)None
Other DesignationsSDSS J144412.93+203641.1, GAIA 1238284945983059200
Right Ascension14h 44m 13s
Declination+20° 36' 41"
Distancec.36,300 light years
c.11,100 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +14.76
Absolute: -0.47
Spectral ClassA0 white star
Optimum VisibilityMay

SDSS J144412.93+203641.1 is closely aligned in the sky with the barred spiral galaxy IC 1052. Though the star is exceptionally distant, at more than thirty thousand light years from the Sun, it nonetheless lies in the near foreground compared to the galaxy. IC 1052 is nearly five hundred million light years away (that is, approximately 13,000 times more distant than SDSS J144412.93+203641.1). Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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