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Star YZ Ceti

Red dwarf YZ Ceti is located 12 light years away from the Sun. It is a single flare star of spectral class M4 Ve, that has 13 % of solar mass. There are multiple known exoplanets in this system.
Sun distance
12 light years

YZ Ceti

Red dwarf (spectral class M4 Ve)
flare star

Location

Ascension iconRight ascension: 1h 12m 31.986s
Declination iconDeclination: -16° 59' 46.158'' (equatorial region)
Parallax iconParallax: 269.057
Distance iconSun distance: 12.122 ly | 3.7 pc

Basic characteristic

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Mass: 13 % M Sun | 136 M Jupiter
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Size: 16.8 % R Sun | 1.7 R Jupiter
temperature iconTemperature: 3151 K | 0.55 T Sun
time iconAge: 5 billions years | 1.09 Sun

3 exoplanets

YZ Ceti b 0.02 AU 0.7 M 2 days
YZ Ceti c 0.02 AU 1 M 3.1 days
YZ Ceti d 0.03 AU 1.1 M 4.7 days

Photometry

Magnitude iconApparent magnitude (V): 12.1
Magnitude iconAbsolute magnitude (V): 14.2
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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 YZ Ceti
Nearby star YZ Ceti 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 3151 K (2878 °C), which is about 55 % of Sun's temperature.
       YZ Ceti 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
GCTP 248.01, Gliese 54.1, GJ 54.1, G 268-135, LHS 138, LTT 670, L 725-32, HIP 5643, YZ Cet, Gaia EDR3 2358524597030794112
External sources
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Simbad database (V* YZ Cet)
Astronomical database SIMBAD (the Set of Identifications, Measurements and Bibliography for Astronomical Data)
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Gaia database (Gaia EDR3 2358524597030794112)
Archive from the Gaia 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.
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Tau Ceti
0.69 M☉ 1.6 ly

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0.12 M☉ 3.5 ly

Gliese 1005
0.18 M☉ 5.3 ly

Van Maanens star
0.68 M☉ 5.6 ly

Gliese 1002
0.11 M☉ 5.8 ly
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