Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Den 0255-4700

Star type
g L7.5V (not truly a star)

Distance from Earth
g 16.197 ly

Star Service No.
g NA

g NA

Diameter/Mass/Temp (xSol)
g NA; 7%; 2,600 F

Brightness (xSol)
g Nearly 100 million times fainter (as of Aug. 2006, the faintest object outside our solar system for which its intrinsic visual brightness has been measured)

g Exotic elements such as potassium, rubidium, and cesium in its outer atmosphere, mixed with superheated water

Comparison to Sol
g See illustration

Picture of star
g See illustration

Star system features
g Closest L dwarf to Earth
g Star boasts a brown dwarf companion, SCR 1845-6357

Known planets
g NA

Habitable zone
g Unlikely though moons around a gas giant orbiting dwarf might support life

Orbital map
g NA

View from star
g NA

Nearby stars
(Star systems with 10 light years)
g NA

Map locating star system
g See stellar map

Location in Earth sky
g In Constellation Eridanus

Other names
g NA

Sci-fi mentions
g NA

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