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Star Proxima Centauri

Red dwarf Proxima Centauri is located 4.2 light years away from the Sun. It is a single flare star of spectral class M5.5 Ve, that has 12 of solar mass. There are multiple known exoplanets in this system.
Sun distance
4.2 light years
Position of this star is derived from Gaia mission data.
Proxima Centauri
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Red dwarf (spectral class M5.5 Ve)
flare star

Mass: 0.1221 M Sun | M Jupiter
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Size: 0.1542 R Sun | 1.5 R Jupiter
temperature iconTemperature: 2883 K | 0.5 T Sun
time iconAge: 4.85 billions years | 1.05 Sun
luminosity iconLuminosity: 0.00005 L Sun
Magnitude iconApparent magnitude (V): 11.13

3 exoplanets:
Proxima Centauri d
0.3 M 0.03 AU 5 days unconfirmed
Proxima Centauri b
1.2 M 0.05 AU 11.2 days
Proxima Centauri c
7.8 M 1.48 AU 1928 days
Photometry
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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
More about Proxima Centauri
      Nearby star Proxima Centauri can be found in southern celestial hemisphere, however it is too dim to be seen with the naked eye or even a small telescope.  Proxima Centauri is about 20 % of the size of Sun and temperature in its outer envelope is around 2883 K (2610 °C), which is about 50 % of Suns temperature.
Other designations of this star
Alpha Centauri C, CCDM J14396-6050C, GCTP 3278.00, Gliese 551, HIP 70890, LFT 1110, LHS 49, LPM 526, LTT 5721, NLTT 37460, V645 Centauri, Gaia EDR3 5853498713190525696
External sources
Sources
simbad icon Simbad database (NAME Proxima Centauri )
simbad icon Gaia database (Gaia EDR3 5853498713190525696)
Class of stars Red dwarf
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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.
News from this star system
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New exoplanet candidate discovered orbiting closest star Proxima Centauri

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Mysterious radio signal detected last year from the nearest star Proxima Centauri originated at Earth afterall

Closest stars
Distance
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Star name Mass
(Solar mass)
Planets
0.2
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Alpha Centauri 1.1 M
0.12 M
0.91 M
2
3.5
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Luhman 16 0.03 M
0.03 M
4.2
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Sol 1 M
8
6.6
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Barnard star 0.14 M
1
7.8
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WISE 0855−0714 0.01 M
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