Gliese 42 is a K3 V class star located in the night sky at Right ascension 00h 53m 01s and declination −30° 21′ 25″ in the constellation of the Sculptor and moving with a total Proper Motion of 0.622"/yr.
The star itself has a temperature of 4800K, a mass of 74% that of the sun (estimated from a Mass–luminosity relation), and is spinning with a radial velocity of -7 km/s. There are no known planets accompanying Gliese 42 and its nearest stellar neighbours are Hip 4569, GJ 1031 and GJ 2021.
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