YZ Canis Minoris

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YZ Canis Minoris
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Canis Minor
Right ascension 07h 44m 40.17401s [1]
Declination 03° 33′ 08.8350″ [1]
Spectral type M4.5V [1]

YZ Canis Minoris is a "flare star" so called due to its solar flares being more powerful than those of Earth's star. It is a Dwarf star roughly 3 times the size of Jupiter, and is 20 light years from earth.[2] The radiation from the star is in a 50mhz bandwidth and is centered on 1464.9mhz.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c SIMBAD, [1] (accessed 12 January 2013)
  2. ^ "First flares on a distant star". New Scientist: 305. April 1982. 
  3. ^ Mirzoyan, L.V. (1990). Flare Stars in Star Clusters, Associations and the Solar Vicinity: International Symposium Proceedings. Springer. pp. 127–130. ISBN 978-0-7923-0771-6.