Star Luyten 726-8

Binary star Luyten 726-8 is located 8.9 light years away from the Sun. It is a star system with 2 stars, from which the bigger one has 10 % of solar mass. For now, there are no known exoplanets in this system.

Sun distance: 8.9 light years.
(Position of this star is derived from Gaia mission data.)
Luyten 726-8 A
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Red dwarf
spectral class M5.5 V
flare star

0.102 solar masses
0.14 solar radii
luminosity icon0.00006 solar luminosity
luminosity icon12.7 apparent magnitude
(No known exoplanets yet)
Luyten 726-8 B
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Red dwarf
spectral class M6 V
flare star

0.1 solar masses
0.14 solar radii
temperature icontemperature 3167 °K (2894 °C)
luminosity icon0.00004 solar luminosity
luminosity icon13.2 apparent magnitude
(No known exoplanets yet)
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
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