Gliese 623

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Coordinates: Sky map 16h 24m 09.32495s, +48° 21′ 10.4611″

Gliese 623
Gliese 623.jpg
Gliese 623, imaged by Hubble. The fainter companion is to the right.
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Hercules
Right ascension 16h 24m 09.32495s
Declination +48° 21′ 10.4611″
Spectral type M3.0V / M D ~
Proper motion (μ) RA: 1146.26 mas/yr
Dec.: -451.86 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 124.12 ± 1.16[1] mas
Distance 26.3 ± 0.2 ly
(8.06 ± 0.08 pc)
Database references

Gliese 623 is a dim double star 26.3 light years from Earth in the constellation Hercules. It was photographed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Faint Object Camera in 1994. The binary system consists of two red dwarfs orbiting each other at a distance of 1.9 astronomical units.

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  1. ^ van Leeuwen, F. 2007

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