LHS 288

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LHS 288
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Carina
Right ascension 10h 44m 21.320s[1]
Declination −61° 12′ 35.44″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.92[2]
Spectral type M5V[3] (M4[1])
B−V color index 1.82[2]
V−R color index 1.59[1]
R−I color index 2.02[1]
J−H color index 0.442[1]
J−K color index 0.764[1]
Proper motion (μ) RA: −334[1] mas/yr
Dec.: 1626[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)208.95 ± 2.73[3] mas
Distance15.6 ± 0.2 ly
(4.79 ± 0.06 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)15.52α
Other designations
L 143-23, RHG95 1673, GJ 3618, LTT 3946, PLX 2511.01
Database references

LHS 288 (Luyten 143-23) is a red dwarf 15.6 light years from the Sun, the closest in the constellation Carina (near Eta Carinae). 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 a mass as small as 2.4 Jupiter, but the possibility that it passed over an undetected faint star could not be eliminated[4].

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "GJ 3618". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 3 Jun 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Nearby Stars, Preliminary 3rd Version (Gliese+ 1991)".
  3. ^ a b Henry, T. J.; Jao, Wei-Chun; Subasavage, John P.; Beaulieu, Thomas D.; Ianna, Philip A.; Costa, Edgardo; Méndez, René A. (2006). "The Solar Neighborhood. XVII. Parallax Results from the CTIOPI 0.9 m Program: 20 New Members of the RECONS 10 Parsec Sample". The Astronomical Journal. 132 (6): 2360–2371. arXiv:astro-ph/0608230. Bibcode:2006AJ....132.2360H. doi:10.1086/508233.
  4. ^ "Possible Astrometric Perturbation of LHS 288". Bibcode:2007AAS...20925416B.
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