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  • Far Isle System

    !(media-item-align-center)//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/316852/Far_Isle.jpg?1397396579(Far_Isle.jpg)! The Far Isle system is the exclusive domain of the [[Far Isle Company]] (FIC). They do business within the SA, but have no interest in joining …

  • Tantalus System

    [[File:346727 | class=media-item-align-center | Tantalus_2.jpg]] Tantalus is a system consisting of a red dwarf, ringed by massive clouds of dust and asteroids. Although relatively close by, it is only magnitude 7 in visible light and thus is too dim …

  • Sirius

    [[File:345685 | class=media-item-align-center | Sirius_A_and_B.jpg]] Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky. With a visual apparent magnitude of −1.46, it is almost twice as bright as Canopus, the next brightest star. The name "Sirius" is …

  • Luyten 726-8

    Luyten 726-8, also known as Gliese 65, is a binary star system that is one of Earth's nearest neighbors, at about 8.7 light years from Earth in the constellation Cetus. Luyten 726-8B is also known under the variable star designation UV Ceti, being the …

  • Ross 154

    Ross 154 (V1216 Sgr) is a star in the southern zodiac constellation of Sagittarius. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 10.44, making it much too faint to be seen with the naked eye from Earth. The distance to this star is 9.69 light-years (2.97 …

  • Ross 248

    Ross 248 (HH Andromedae) is a small star located approximately 10.30 light-years (3.16 parsecs) from Earth in the northern constellation of Andromeda. Despite its proximity to the Earth, this star is too dim to be seen with the naked eye. This star has …

  • Epsilon Eridani

    [[File:345778 | class=media-item-align-center | Epsilon_Eridani.jpg]] Epsilon Eridani (BD−09°697) is a star in the southern constellation Eridanus, along a declination 9.46° south of the celestial equator. This allows it to be viewed from most of …

  • Lacaille 9352

    Lacaille 9352 (Lac 9352) is a star in the southern constellation of Piscis Austrinus. With an apparent visual magnitude of 7.34, this star is too faint to be viewed with the naked eye from Earth even under excellent seeing conditions. Measurements place …

  • Ross 128

    Ross 128 is a small star in the equatorial zodiac constellation of Virgo, the virgin. The apparent magnitude of Ross 128 is 11.13, which is much too faint to be seen with the naked eye from Earth.Measurements show the distance of this star from Earth is …

  • WISE 1506 7027

    WISEPC J150649.97+702736.0 (designation abbreviated to WISE 1506+7027, or WISE J1506+7027) is a brown dwarf of spectral class T6, located in constellation Ursa Minor. Being 11.1+2.3−1.3 light-years from Earth, it is one of the Sun's nearest neighbors. …

  • Struve 2398

    Struve 2398 (Gliese 725) is a binary star system in the constellation Draco. Both stars are red dwarfs and both display variability common to flare stars. The orbital period for the pair is about 295 years, with an average distance of about 56 …

  • Groombridge 34

    Groombridge 34 is a binary star system located about 11.7 light-years from the Sun. It consists of two red dwarfs in a nearly circular orbit with a separation of about 147 AU. Both stars in this pair exhibit variability due to random flares and they have …

  • Epsilon Indi

    Epsilon Indi is a star system approximately 12 light-years away from the Earth in the constellation of Indus consisting of a K-type main-sequence star, ε Indi A, and two brown dwarfs, ε Indi Ba and ε Indi Bb, in a wide orbit around it. The brown dwarfs …

  • DX Cancri

    DX Cancri is the variable star identifier for a small star in the northern zodiac constellation of Cancer the crab. With an apparent visual magnitude of 14.81, it is much too faint to be seen with the naked eye from Earth. DX Cancri is located at a …

  • Tau Ceti

    [[File:400533 | class=media-item-align-center | Tau_Ceti.jpg]] Tau Ceti or Durre Menthor is a star in the constellation Cetus that is spectrally similar to the Sun, although it has only about 78% of the Sun's mass. At a distance of just under 12 light …

  • GJ 1061

    GJ 1061 is a small red dwarf approximately 12 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Horologium. Even though it is a relatively nearby it is very dim with a magnitude of about 13 so it can only be seen with at least a moderately-sized …

  • WISE 0350-5658

    WISE J035000.32-565830.2 (designation abbreviated to WISE 0350-5658) is a brown dwarf of spectral class Y1, located in constellation Reticulum. Being approximately 12 light-years from Earth, it is one of the Sun's nearest neighbors. Two Mesoplanets and …

  • YZ Ceti

    YZ Ceti is a red dwarf star in the constellation Cetus. Although it is relatively close to the Sun at just 12 light years, this star cannot be seen with the naked eye. It is classified as a flare star that undergoes intermittent fluctuations in luminosity …

  • Teegarden's star

    Teegarden's Star (SO J025300.5+165258, 2MASS J02530084+1652532, LSPM J0253+1652) is an M-type brown dwarf in the constellation Aries, located about 12 light years from the Solar System. Despite its proximity to Earth it is a dim magnitude 15 and can only …

  • SCR 1845-6357

    SCR 1845-6357 is a binary system, about 12.6 light-years away in the constellation Pavo. The primary is a faint red dwarf. It has a brown dwarf companion. The primary, SCR 1845-6357A, is a faint (apparent magnitude 17.4) red dwarf star with a mass of …

  • Kapteyn's Star

    Kapteyn's Star is a class M1 red dwarf about 12.76 light years from Earth in the southern constellation of Pictor, and the closest halo star to the Solar System. With a magnitude of nearly 9 it is visible through binoculars or a telescope from Earth. Its …

  • Lacaille 8760

    Lacaille 8760 (AX Microscopii) is a red dwarf star in the constellation Microscopium, the microscope. Although it is slightly too faint to be seen without a telescope from Earth, it is one of the nearest stars to the Sun at about 12.9 light years distance …

  • Kruger 60

    Kruger 60 (DO Cephei) is a binary star system located 13.15 light-years from the Sun. These red dwarf stars orbit each other every 44.6 years. The larger, primary star is designated component A, while the secondary, smaller star is labeled component B. …

  • DEN 1048-3956

    DEN 1048-3956 is a brown dwarf about 13 light years from the Earth in the southern constellation of Antlia, among the closer interstellar objects to the Earth. This substellar object is very dim with an apparent magnitude of about 17, and will require a …

  • UGPS 0722-05

    UGPS J072227.51-054031.2 (designation often abbreviated to UGPS 0722-05) is a brown dwarf of late T type, located approximately 4.1 parsecs (13 light-years) from Earth. The object is roughly the volume of Jupiter, but is estimated to have 5–40 Jupiter …

  • Ross 614

    Ross 614 (V577 Monocerotis) is a red dwarf UV Ceti flare star and it is the primary member of a nearby binary star system in the constellation of Monoceros. This star has an magnitude of about 11, making it invisible to the unaided eye from Earth even …

  • Hod System

    [[File:400228 | class=media-item-align-center | Wolf_1061.jpg]] Hody (previously called Wolf 1061 or V2306 Ophiuchi) is a red dwarf star. It is located relatively near the Sun, at a distance of about 13.8 light years, in the constellation Ophiuchus. …

  • Van Maanen's star

    Van Maanen's star (van Maanen 2) is a white dwarf. It is a dense, compact stellar remnant that is no longer generating energy, having about 68% of the Sun's mass but only 1.1% of the Sun's radius. Out of the white dwarfs known, it is the third closest to …

  • Gliese 1

    Gliese 1 is a red dwarf in the constellation Sculptor, which is found in the southern celestial hemisphere. It is one of the closest stars to the Sun, at an approximate distance of 14.2 light years. Because of its proximity to the Earth it is a frequent …

  • Wolf 424

    Wolf 424 is a binary star system comprising two red dwarf stars at a distance of approximately 14.2 light years from the Sun. It is located in the constellation Virgo, between the stars ε Virginis and δ Virginis. The two stars in the Wolf 424 system …

  • 2MASS J154043_42-510135_7

    2MASS J154043.42-510135.7 is a late-M dwarf star. A system survey was done, but it held nothing of value and other events elsewhere forced the survey ship to leave. No new survey mission was ever sent.

  • TZ Arietis

    L 1159-16 is a red dwarf star in the northern constellation of Aries. With an apparent visual magnitude of 12.298 is too faint to be seen by the naked eye from Earth, although it lies relatively close to our Sun at a distance of about 14.7 light-years (4. …

  • Gliese 687

    Gliese 687, or GJ 687 (Gliese–Jahreiß 687) is a red dwarf in the constellation Draco. This is one of the closest stars to the Sun and lies at an approximate distance of less than 15 light years. Even though it is close by, it has a magnitude of about 9 so …

  • LHS 292

    LHS 292 is a red dwarf in the constellation Sextans. It is far too faint to be seen with the unaided eye from Earth and requires a large amateur telescope to be seen visually. It lies relatively close to the Sun at a distance of about 14.8 light years. It …

  • Gliese 674

    Gliese 674 (Gliese–Jahreiß 674) is a pre-main-sequence red dwarf approximately 15 light years away in the southern constellation of Ara. One planet which is a 'Hot Neptune' type orbits the star.

  • 82G Eridani

    82 G. Eridani (HD 20794, HR 1008, e Eridani) is a star about 20 light years away from Earth in the constellation Eridanus. It is a main-sequence star with a stellar classification of G8. Because the system survey was done by Captain Donald Hargut, it is …

  • Eta Cassiopeiae

    Eta Cassiopeiae (η Cas, η Cassiopeiae) is a star system in the northern circumpolar constellation of Cassiopeia. It has the traditional name Achird. The distance to this system is 19.42 light-years (5.95 parsecs) from Earth. Because it is home to the …

  • Delta Pavonis

    Delta Pavonis (δ Pav, δ Pavonis) is a star in the southern circumpolar constellation of Pavo. It has a visual magnitude of 3.56, making it a fourth-magnitude star that is visible to the naked eye from the southern hemisphere. The distance from the Earth …

  • GJ 1245

    G 208-44/208-45 (V1581 Cygni, GJ 1245) is a triple star system, 14 light-years away, relatively close to the Solar System. The star system contains G 208-44 A, G 208-44 B, and G 208-45. All of the stars are rather dim. It is the 42nd closest stellar …

  • Gliese 440

    LP 145-141 is a white dwarf located 15 light years from the Solar System. It is the fourth closest known white dwarf to the Sun (after Sirius B, Procyon B, and van Maanen's star.) White dwarfs are no longer generating energy at their cores through …

  • GJ 1002

    GJ 1002 is a red dwarf star. It is located relatively near our Sun, at a distance of 15.31 light years, in the constellation Cetus. This is a relatively quiescent star, and no flare activity has ever been detected.

  • Gliese 876

    [[File:346417 | class=media-item-align-center | Gliese_876.jpg]] Gliese 876 is a red dwarf approximately 15 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Aquarius. It was the third closest known star to the Sun confirmed to possess a planetary …

  • LHS 288

    LHS 288 (Luyten 143-23) is a red dwarf star, the closest star to our Sun in the constellation Carina at a distance of 15.6 light years. It is far too faint to be seen with the unaided eye, with an apparent magnitude of 13.92.

  • Groombridge 1618

    Groombridge 1618 is a star in the constellation Ursa Major. It is located close to Earth, at a distance of less than 16 light years. It is an orange dwarf star of spectral type K8 V. Groombridge 1618 has a stellar classification of K8 V, which means it …

  • AD Leonis

    AD Leonis (Gliese 388) is a red dwarf star. It is located relatively near the Sun, at a distance of about 16 light years, in the constellation Leo. AD Leonis is a main sequence star with a spectral classification of M3.5V. It is a flare star that …

  • DENIS J081730_0-615520

    DENIS J081730.0-615520 (also known as 2MASS 08173001-6155158) is a T brown dwarf about 5 pc (16 light years) away in the constellation Carina. It was discovered by Etienne Artigau and his colleagues in April 2010. The star belongs to the T6 spectral class …

  • Gliese 832

    Gliese 832 (Gl 832 or GJ 832) is a red dwarf (spectrum M1.5V) in the constellation Grus. It is located relatively close to the Sun, at a distance of 16.1 light years. Gliese 832 has about half the mass and radius of the Sun. Gliese 832 emits X-rays. …

  • DEN 0255-4700

    DENIS 0255-4700 is an extremely faint brown dwarf about 16 light years from the Solar System in the southern constellation of Eridanus. It is the closest known isolated L brown dwarf, and only after the binary Luhman 16. It is also the faintest brown …

  • LP 944-020

    LP 944-20 is a dim brown dwarf of spectral class M9, located about 16 light-years distant from the Solar System in the constellation of Fornax. With a visual magnitude of 18, it has one of the dimmest visual magnitudes known. This object has an atmosphere …

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