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Star Gliese 1061

Red dwarf Gliese 1061 is located 12 light years away from the Sun. It is a single star of spectral class M5.5 V, that has 11 % of solar mass. There are multiple known exoplanets in this system.
Sun distance
12 light years

Gliese 1061

Red dwarf (spectral class M5.5 V)

Location

Ascension iconRight ascension: 3h 36m 0.815s
Declination iconDeclination: -44° 30' 51.704'' (southern hemisphere)
Parallax iconParallax: 272.162
Distance iconSun distance: 11.984 ly | 3.7 pc

Basic characteristic

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Mass: 11.3 % M Sun | 118 M Jupiter
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Size: 10 % R Sun | 1.3 R Jupiter (estimate)
temperature iconTemperature: 2999 K | 0.52 T Sun
luminosity iconLuminosity: 0.001 L Sun

3 exoplanets

Gliese 1061 b 0.02 AU 1.5 M 3.2 days
Gliese 1061 c 0.04 AU 1.7 M 6.7 days
Gliese 1061 d 0.05 AU 1.7 M 13 days

Photometry

Magnitude iconApparent magnitude (V): 13.1
Magnitude iconAbsolute magnitude (V): 15.2
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K
2.1
H
1.6
J
1.2
Grp
0.8
I
0.8
G
0.6
V
0.5
Gbp
0.5
B
0.4
U
0.3
Absolute stellar magnitude in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum from infrared (K band) to ultraviolet (U band).
More about Gliese 1061
Nearby star Gliese 1061 is a main sequence star that fuses hydrogen atoms into helium. It is approximately 10 % of the size of Sun and temperature on its surface is around 2999 K (2726 °C), which is about 52 % of Sun's temperature.
      Gliese 1061 can be found in southern celestial hemisphere, however it is too dim to be seen with the naked eye or even a small telescope. 
Other designations of this star
LHS 1565, LFT 295, LTT 1702, LP 995-46, L 372-58, GJ 1061, Gaia EDR3 4848140361962951552
External sources
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Simbad database (L 372-58)
Astronomical database SIMBAD (the Set of Identifications, Measurements and Bibliography for Astronomical Data)
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Gaia database (Gaia EDR3 4848140361962951552)
Archive from the Gaia mission
Class of stars Red dwarf
Red dwarfs are small reddish stars, that are by far the most common type of star in solar neighborhood. Their mass is usually between 10 and 50 % of solar mass.
News from this star system

Three new exoplanets were discovered orbiting star Gliese 1061

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