Thursday, March 13, 2008

Gl 785

Star type
g K0-3 V

Distance from Earth
g 29.98 ly

Star Service No.
g NA

g 8.71 Gy

Diameter/Mass/Temp (xSol)
g 84%; 87%; 5125 K
Brightness (xSol)
g 33%

g 78-91%

Comparison to Sol
g NA

Picture of star
g NA

Star system features
g Suspected of having a spectroscopic companion star, Gl 785 B (aka CD-27 14659), a M? V-type star

Known planets
g NA

Habitable zone
g An Earth-type planet would be "comfortable" with liquid water is centered around only 0.575 AU, between the orbital distances of Mercury and Venus in the Solar System. An Earth-type in such a water-zone orbit would probably would have a period of around 170 days or close to half an Earth year. Porto de Mello lists it as one of 13 nearby astrobiologically interesting stars.

Orbital map
g NA

View from star
g NA

Nearby stars
(Star systems with 10 light years)
g AU Microscopii: 5.5 ly
g AC+20 76187: 6.0 ly
g AT Microscopii AB: 6.3 ly
g HJ 5173 AB: 9.8 (Star A: K3 V)

Map locating star system
g NA

Location in Earth sky
g In the southwest corner of Constellation Capricornus, the She-Goat, west of Omega and Phi Capricorni, northeast of Ascella (Zeta Sagittarii) and southeast of M75; relatively bright star in Earth's night sky

Other names
g CD-27 14659
g HR 7722; HD 7722
g CSV 101960
g NSV 12933
g Hip 99825
g HD 192310
g CP(D)-27 6972
g SAO 189065
g LHS 488
g LTT 8009
g LFT 1535
g LPM 731

Sci-fi mentions
g NA

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