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L 98-59
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Star L 98-59

Red dwarf L 98-59 is located 35 light years away from the Sun. It is a single star of spectral class M3V C, that has 32 % of solar mass. There are multiple known exoplanets in this system.
Sun distance
35 light years

L 98-59

Red dwarf (spectral class M3V C)

Location

Ascension iconRight ascension: 8h 18m 7.896s
Declination iconDeclination: -68° 18' 52.247'' (southern hemisphere)
Parallax iconParallax: 94.266
Distance iconSun distance: 34.599 ly | 10.6 pc

Basic characteristic

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Mass: 32 % M Sun | 335 M Jupiter
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Size: 29 % R Sun | 2.9 R Jupiter
temperature iconTemperature: 3469 K | 0.6 T Sun

5 exoplanets

L 98-59 b 0.02 AU 0.4 M 0.9 R 2.3 days
L 98-59 c 0.03 AU 2.2 M 1.4 R -
L 98-59 d 0.05 AU 1.9 M 1.5 R -
L 98-59 e 0.07 AU 3.1 M 12.8 days
L 98-59 f
unconfirmed
0.1 AU 2.5 M -

Photometry

Magnitude iconApparent magnitude (V): 11.7
Magnitude iconAbsolute magnitude (V): 11.6
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35
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 L 98-59
Nearby star L 98-59 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 3469 K (3196 °C), which is about 60 % of Sun's temperature.
      L 98-59 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
2MASS J08180763-6818468, NLTT 19357, TIC 307210830, TYC 9193-2365-1, WISEA J081807.80-681850.2, TOI-175, RAVE J081807.6-681847, Luyten 98-59, Gaia EDR3 5271055243163629056
External sources
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Simbad database (L 98-59)
Astronomical database SIMBAD (the Set of Identifications, Measurements and Bibliography for Astronomical Data)
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Gaia database (Gaia EDR3 5271055243163629056)
Archive from the Gaia mission
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TESS database (TOI 175.01)
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 with less than half the mass of Earth and water world are hiding in nearby system L 98-59

Astronomers used Very Large Telescope to find out more about the exoplanets around star L98-59. They measured masses of the 3 previously known exoplanets and discovered one more. There also seems to be fifth exoplanet, which has not been confirmed yet.

Article image:

Telescope TESS found its smallest exoplanet so far

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