Star Kapteyns star

Red dwarf Kapteyns star is located 12.8 light years away from the Sun. It is a single star of spectral class M1VIp, that has 27 % of solar mass. There are multiple known exoplanets in this system.

Red dwarfs are small reddish stars, it is by far the most common type of star in solar neighborhood.
Sun distance: 12.8 light years.
(Position of this star is derived from Gaia mission data.)
Kapteyns star
part of star image
part of star image
Red dwarf
spectral class M1VIp

0.274 solar masses
0.291 solar radii
temperature icontemperature 3698 °K (3425 °C)
time icon11 bilion years old star

2 known exoplanets:
Kapteyns star c
| 7 earth masses
Kapteyns star b
| 4.8 earth masses
Other designations of this star
Gliese 191, VZ Pictoris, HD 33793, CD-45°1841, CP(D)-44°612, SAO 217223, LHS 29, LTT 2200, LFT 395, GCTP 1181, HIP 24186, Gaia EDR3 4810594479418041856
News from this star system

M-subdwarf Research. II. Atmospheric Parameters and Kinematics

Get your next news from nearby stars

This is a new project, and partly still in developement. There will be soon more information and functions. We would love your support on social media.
Facebook profile

Closest stars
Distance
(Light Years)
Star name Mass
(Solar mass)
Planets
3.8
part of star image
part of star image
Gliese 1061 0.11 M
3
6.6
part of star image
part of star image
DEN 0255-4700 0.04 M
6.7
part of star image
part of star image
WISE J053516.80-750024.9 0 M
7.5
part of star image
part of star image
part of star image
part of star image
Sirius 2.06 M
1.02 M
8.1
part of star image
part of star image
WISE 0350-5658 0.02 M
3D map of stellar neighborhood List of all nearby stars