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 it at a distance of about 10.74 light-years (3.29 parsecs) from Earth. It is the eleventh closest star system to the Solar System and is the closest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus.

The spectrum of Lacaille 9352 places it at a stellar classification of M0.5V, indicating it is a type of main sequence star known as a red dwarf. This was the first red dwarf star to have its angular diameter measured, with the physical diameter being about 46% of the Sun’s radius. It has around half the mass of the Sun and the outer envelope has an effective temperature of about 3,626 K.

Lacaille 9352 is a particularly uninteresting as systems go, though it does have a few mesoplanets, but nothing of particular value has been found. Most people only visit this system when passing through toward other locations.

Lacaille 9352

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