Gliese 146

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Gliese 146
Observation data
Epoch {{{epoch}}}      Equinox
Constellation Horologium
Right ascension 03h 35m00.9s[1]
Declination -48° 25' 09"[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) +8.57[1]
Characteristics
Evolutionary stage orange dwarf[1]
Spectral type K6.5V[1]
U−B color index +1.18[2]
B−V color index +1.32[2]
V−R color index 0.79
R−I color index 0.73
Variable type suspected, range 8.57 to 8.7 mag, NSV 1203[3][4]

Gliese 146 is a K5V class star located in the constellation Horologium at Right ascension 03h 35m 01s and declination −48° 25′ 09″. At 43.1 light years, GJ 146 has an apparent magnitude of +8.57 (absolute magnitude is 8.34). Gliese 146 is also known as HD 22496, HIP 16711, SAO-216392, and LHS 1563.[1][5]

Its speed relative to the sun is 38.1 km/second, and its galactic orbit ranges between 20,800 and 25,400 light years form the center of the Galaxy.[1] It is a suspected variable star.[3][4] It belongs to the Hyades supercluster of stars[6] It is one of 155 K type stars within 50 light years.[5] It is one of 500 stars selected for the SCUBA-2 All Sky Survey for stars with debris disks.[7]

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