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Luyten 726-8
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Star Luyten 726-8

Binary star Luyten 726-8 is located 9 light years away from the Sun. It consists of 2 red dwarf stars. For now, there are no known exoplanets in this star system.
Sun distance
9 light years

Luyten 726-8 A

Red dwarf (spectral class M5.5 V)
flare star

Location

Ascension iconRight ascension: 1h 39m 5.174s
Declination iconDeclination: -17° 56' 53.88'' (equatorial region)
Parallax iconParallax: 367.712
Distance iconSun distance: 8.87 ly | 2.7 pc

Basic characteristic

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Mass: 10.2 % M Sun | 107 M Jupiter
radius icon
Size: 14 % R Sun | 1.4 R Jupiter
temperature iconTemperature: 2670 K | 0.46 T Sun
luminosity iconLuminosity: 0.00006 L Sun
(No known exoplanets yet)

Photometry

5
10
15
20
25
30
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).

Luyten 726-8 B

Red dwarf (spectral class M6 V)
flare star

Location

Distance iconDistance from the primary: 5 AU

Basic characteristic

icon weight
Mass: 10 % M Sun | 105 M Jupiter
radius icon
Size: 14 % R Sun | 1.4 R Jupiter
temperature iconTemperature: 2650 K | 0.46 T Sun
luminosity iconLuminosity: 0.00004 L Sun
(No known exoplanets yet)

Photometry

5
10
15
20
25
30
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 Luyten 726-8
      Luyten 726-8 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
LHS 10, G 272-61B, Gliese 65, GJ 65, BL Ceti, UV Ceti, LHS 9, LHS 10, G 272-61, LUY 726, IDS 01340-1828, L 726-8, 2MASS J01390120-1757026, WISE J013903.93-175655.7, Gaia EDR3 5140693571158739840
External sources
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Simbad database (G 272-61B)
Astronomical database SIMBAD (the Set of Identifications, Measurements and Bibliography for Astronomical Data)
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Gaia database (Gaia EDR3 5140693571158946048)
Archive from the Gaia mission
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