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Star Gliese 876

Red dwarf Gliese 876 is located 15 light years away from the Sun. It is a single star of spectral class M4 V, that has 33 % of solar mass. There are multiple known exoplanets in this system.
Sun distance
15 light years

Gliese 876

Red dwarf (spectral class M4 V)

Location

Ascension iconRight ascension: 22h 53m 17.789s
Declination iconDeclination: -14° 16' 0.082'' (equatorial region)
Parallax iconParallax: 214.038
Distance iconSun distance: 15.238 ly | 4.7 pc

Basic characteristic

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Mass: 33 % M Sun | 346 M Jupiter
radius icon
Size: 38 % R Sun | 3.7 R Jupiter
temperature iconTemperature: 3377 K | 0.58 T Sun
time iconAge: 5 billions years | 1.09 Sun
luminosity iconLuminosity: 0.0122 L Sun

4 exoplanets

Gliese 876 d 0.02 AU 6.9 M 1.9 days
Gliese 876 c 0.13 AU 241.5 M 30.1 days
Gliese 876 b 0.21 AU 760.9 M 61.1 days
Gliese 876 e 0.34 AU 15.4 M 124.4 days

Photometry

Magnitude iconApparent magnitude (V): 10.2
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 876
Nearby star Gliese 876 is a main sequence star that fuses hydrogen atoms into helium. It is approximately 40 % of the size of Sun and temperature on its surface is around 3377 K (3104 °C), which is about 58 % of Sun's temperature.
      Gliese 876 can be found in southern celestial hemisphere, you cannot see it with naked eye, but you can observe this star with basic telescope. The star is also observable from Northern America, Europe and Asia. 
Other designations of this star
Ross 780, BD-15°6290, G 156-057, GCTP 5546.00, HIC 113020, HIP 113020, IL Aquarii, LHS 530, Vys 337, GJ 876, Gaia EDR3 2603090003484152064
External sources
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Simbad database (BD-15 6290)
Astronomical database SIMBAD (the Set of Identifications, Measurements and Bibliography for Astronomical Data)
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Gaia database (Gaia EDR3 2603090003484152064)
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.
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0.11 M☉ 4.2 ly

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0.18 M☉ 5.5 ly

Lacaille 9352
0.5 M☉ 6.6 ly

Gliese 1
0.33 M☉ 7.2 ly
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