Stein 2051

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Coordinates: Sky map 04h 31m 11.52059s, +58° 58′ 37.4806″

Stein 2051 (Gliese 169.1, G 175-034, LHS 26/27) is a nearby binary star system, containing a red dwarf (component A) and a degenerate star (white dwarf) (component B), located in constellation Camelopardalis at 18.1 ly from Earth. The brighter of this two stars is A (red dwarf), but the more massive is component B (white dwarf). Stein 2051 is the nearest system of Red Dwarf and White Dwarf type.[note 1]

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  1. ^ 40 Eridani BC is also a system composed of a red dwarf and white dwarf (component B is a white dwarf, and component C is a red dwarf), and located closer (at 16.25 light-years), however, it is not a separate star system, but a subsystem of the 40 Eridani triple star system.

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