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Star Luhman 16

Binary star Luhman 16 is located 7 light years away from the Sun. It consists of a brown dwarf and a brown dwarf. For now, there are no known exoplanets in this star system.
Sun distance
7 light years

Luhman 16 A

Brown dwarf (spectral class L7.5)

Location

Ascension iconRight ascension: 10h 49m 18.723s
Declination iconDeclination: -53° 19' 9.86'' (southern hemisphere)
Parallax iconParallax: 501.557
Distance iconSun distance: 6.503 ly | 2 pc

Basic characteristic

icon weight
Mass: 3.2 % M Sun | 34 M Jupiter
radius icon
Size: 8.7 % R Sun | 0.9 R Jupiter
(No known exoplanets yet)

Photometry

Magnitude iconApparent magnitude (V): 16.2
Magnitude iconAbsolute magnitude (V): 19.7
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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).

Luhman 16 B

Brown dwarf (spectral class T0.5)

Location

Distance iconDistance from the primary: 3.557 AU

Basic characteristic

icon weight
Mass: 2.7 % M Sun | 28 M Jupiter
radius icon
Size: 10.7 % R Sun | 1.1 R Jupiter
(No known exoplanets yet)
More about Luhman 16
      Luhman 16 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
LUH 16, Luhman–WISE 1, WISE J104915.57−531906.1, DENIS-P J104919.0−531910, 2MASS J10491891−5319100, IRAS Z10473-5303, AKARI J1049166−531907, GSC2.2 S11132026703, GSC2.3 S4BM006703
External sources
News from this star system
Article image:

Astronomers found new star system, and it's third closest to us

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0.01 M☉ 6 ly

Sol
1 M☉ 6.5 ly

DEN 1048-3956
0.07 M☉ 7 ly

Wolf 359
0.11 M☉ 7.3 ly
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