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Star KIC 8462852

Binary star KIC 8462852 is located 1470 light years away from the Sun. It consists of a yellow-white star and a red dwarf. For now, there are no known exoplanets in this star system.
Sun distance
1470 light years

KIC 8462852 A

Yellow-White star (spectral class F3V)


Ascension iconRight ascension: 20h 6m 15.453s
Declination iconDeclination: 44° 27' 24.791'' (northern hemisphere)
Parallax iconParallax: 2.219
Distance iconSun distance: 1470.164 ly | 450.8 pc

Basic characteristic

icon weight
Mass: 143 % M Sun | 1498 M Jupiter
radius icon
Size: 158 % R Sun | 15.7 R Jupiter
temperature iconTemperature: 6750 K | 1.17 T Sun
luminosity iconLuminosity: 4.68 L Sun
(No known exoplanets yet)

KIC 8462852 B

Red dwarf (spectral class M2V)


Distance iconDistance from the primary: 880 AU

Basic characteristic

icon weight
Mass: 44 % M Sun | 461 M Jupiter
radius icon
Size: 45 % R Sun | 4.5 R Jupiter
temperature iconTemperature: 3720 K | 0.64 T Sun
(No known exoplanets yet)
More about KIC 8462852
      KIC 8462852 can be found in northern celestial hemisphere. 
Other designations of this star
TYC 3162-665-1, Tabbys star, Boyajians Star, WISE J200615.45+442724.7, KIC 8462852, NSVS 5711291, Gaia DR2 2081900940499099136, 2MASS J20061546+4427248, UCAC4 673-083862
News from this star system
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Weird behavior of star TIC 40079922 might be caused by a dust emitting object or broken up exoplanet

Astronomers led by Brian Powell found a strange object in the data from the space telescope TESS. It is a star with designation TIC 400799224, which periodically changes its brightness. While the period is always 19,77 days, the dip in brightness varies greatly. Astronomers argue that this behavior might be caused by a dust-emitting object or maybe a broken up asteroid or exoplanet.

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