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 though it is one of the stars nearest to the Sun. This system is among the closest to our Sun at an estimated distance of about 13.3 light years. Because this star is so close to the Earth it has often been the subject of study, hence the large number of designations by which it is known.

This binary star system consists of two closely spaced low-mass red dwarf M-type stars. The secondary star is a dim magnitude 14 lost in the glare of the nearby primary star. The systems orbital period is about 16.6 years and a semi-major axis separation of about 1.1 arc seconds (2.4—5.3 AU).

No other large objects have been found to orbit it.

Ross 614

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