g F8-9 V
Distance from Earth
g 51.71 ly
Star Service No.
g More than 8 Gy (near the end of its hydrogen-fusing life)
g 117%; 115%; 5840 K
g About third of Sol; this results in a temp about 260 K lower than usual for this type of star
Comparison to Sol
Picture of star
Star system features
g Age, metal deficiency, and a relatively high velocity of 80 kilometers per second relative to the Sun (about five times average) suggest that the star is a visitor from another part of the galaxy and is just passing through the local neighborhood.
g No evidence for planets or any debris disk akin to our asteroid belt. The low metal content also argues against planets.
View from star
(Star systems with 10 light years)
Map locating star system
Location in Earth sky
g Lies well off Hercules' main pattern in the far northwestern part of the constellation between Bootes and Draco
g Chi Her; HR 5914; Gl 602; 1 Herculis;
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