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K2-415
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Star K2-415

Red dwarf K2-415 is located 71 light years away from the Sun. It is a single star of spectral class M5V, that has 16 % of solar mass. There is at least one exoplanet in this system.
Sun distance
71 light years

K2-415

Red dwarf (spectral class M5V)

Location

Ascension iconRight ascension: 9h 8m 48.363s
Declination iconDeclination: 11° 51' 44.197'' (equatorial region)
Parallax iconParallax: 45.863
Distance iconSun distance: 71.116 ly | 21.8 pc

Basic characteristic

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Mass: 16.4 % M Sun | 171 M Jupiter
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Size: 19.7 % R Sun | 2 R Jupiter
temperature iconTemperature: 3173 K | 0.55 T Sun
luminosity iconLuminosity: 0.00351 L Sun

1 exoplanet

K2-415 b 0.03 AU 3 M 1 R 4 days

Photometry

Magnitude iconApparent magnitude (V): 15.3
Magnitude iconAbsolute magnitude (V): 13.6
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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 K2-415
Nearby star K2-415 is a main sequence star that fuses hydrogen atoms into helium. It is approximately 20 % of the size of Sun and temperature on its surface is around 3173 K (2900 °C), which is about 55 % of Sun's temperature.
      K2-415 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
G 41-26, EPIC 211414619, TIC 323687123, TOI 5557, LSPM J0908+1151, Gaia EDR3 604215144503584640
External sources
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An Earth-sized Planet around an M5 Dwarf Star at 22 pc
Scientific study, Accepted: 01. 02. 2023
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Simbad database (G 41-26)
Astronomical database SIMBAD (the Set of Identifications, Measurements and Bibliography for Astronomical Data)
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Gaia database (Gaia EDR3 604215144503584640)
Archive from the Gaia mission
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TESS database (TOI 5557.01)
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:

Earth-sized exoplanet discovered orbiting nearby red dwarf K2-415

Astronomers led by Teruyuki Hirano report discovery of a new exoplanet similar in size to Earth around nearby star K2-415. With only 16 % solar mass the small red dwarf is one of the smallest stars known to host exoplanets.

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