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Star Gliese 486

Red dwarf Gliese 486 is located 26 light years away from the Sun. It is a single star of spectral class M3.5Ve C, that has 32 % of solar mass. There is at least one exoplanet in this system.
Sun distance
26 light years

Gliese 486

Red dwarf (spectral class M3.5Ve C)

Location

Ascension iconRight ascension: 12h 47m 55.542s
Declination iconDeclination: 9° 44' 57.675'' (equatorial region)
Parallax iconParallax: 123.776
Distance iconSun distance: 26.351 ly | 8.1 pc

Basic characteristic

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Mass: 32.3 % M Sun | 338 M Jupiter
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Size: 33 % R Sun | 3.3 R Jupiter
temperature iconTemperature: 3340 K | 0.58 T Sun
luminosity iconLuminosity: 0.01210 L Sun

1 exoplanet

Gliese 486 b 0.02 AU 2.8 M 1.3 R 1.5 days

Photometry

Magnitude iconApparent magnitude (V): 11.4
Magnitude iconAbsolute magnitude (V): 11.8
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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 486
Nearby star Gliese 486 is a main sequence star that fuses hydrogen atoms into helium. It is approximately 30 % of the size of Sun and temperature on its surface is around 3340 K (3067 °C), which is about 58 % of Sun's temperature.
      Gliese 486 can be found in northern celestial hemisphere, however it is too dim to be seen with the naked eye or even a small telescope. 
Other designations of this star
GJ 486, Wolf 437, LHS 341, HIC 62452, HIP 62452, LFT 947, LTT 13654, G 60-32, Ci 20 737, TYC 882-1111-1, NLTT 31933, WISEA J124755.90+094500.2, LSPM J1247+0945, 2MASS J12475664+0945050, PLX 2943, Gaia EDR3 3735000631158990976
External sources
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Simbad database (Wolf 437)
Astronomical database SIMBAD (the Set of Identifications, Measurements and Bibliography for Astronomical Data)
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Gaia database (Gaia EDR3 3735000631158990976)
Archive from the Gaia mission
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TESS database (TOI 1827.01)
Archive from the TESS 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
Article image:

Exoplanet orbiting nearby star Gliese 486 could be a perfect candidate for atmosphere study

Astronomers identified new exoplanet around a star 26 light years away. Usually new exoplanets are found with a transit method or with radial velocity. In this case, the planet was observed via both methods, which gave astronomers information about both mass and size.

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