LHS 288

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LHS 288
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Carina
Right ascension 10h 44m 21.26s
Declination −61° 12′ 35.4″
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.92
Spectral type M
Variable type None
Proper motion (μ) RA: -334 mas/yr
Dec.: 1626 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 222.8 ± 13.6 mas
Distance 14.6 ± 0.9 ly
(4.5 ± 0.3 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 15.74
Other designations
L 143-23, RHG95 1673, GJ 3618, LTT 3946

LHS 288 (Luyten 143-23) is a red dwarf star, the closest star to our Sun in the constellation Carina at a distance of 15.6 light years. It is far too faint to be seen with the unaided eye, with an apparent magnitude of 13.92. Recent studies suggest it may harbour a planet with the mass of Jupiter.

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