Calvera (X-ray source)
Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||14h 12m 56.0s|
|Declination||+79° 22′ 04″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||?|
|Distance||625 ± 375 ly
(190 ± 110 pc)
In astronomy, Calvera is a nickname—based on the villain in the 1960 film The Magnificent Seven—of an X-ray source known as 1RXS J141256.0+792204 in the ROSAT All-Sky Survey Bright Source Catalog (RASS/BSC). It lies in the constellation Ursa Minor and is identified as an isolated neutron star. It is one of the closest of its kind to Earth.
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- SIMBAD query result: RX J1412.9+7922 -- X-ray source
- Universe Today, Closest Neutron Star Discovered
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