LHS 288

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LHS 288
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Carina
Right ascension 10h 44m 21.26s
Declination −61° 12′ 35.4″
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.92
Spectral type M
Variable type None
Proper motion (μ) RA: −334 mas/yr
Dec.: 1626 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 208.95 ± 2.73[1] mas
Distance 15.6 ± 0.2 ly
(4.79 ± 0.06 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 15.74
Other designations
L 143-23, RHG95 1673, GJ 3618, LTT 3946, PLX 2511.01
Database references
Carina Constellation.

LHS 288 (Luyten 143-23) is a red dwarf 15.6 light years from the Sun, the closest in the constellation Carina. 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 the mass of Jupiter.

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  1. ^ 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/0608230free to read. Bibcode:2006AJ....132.2360H. doi:10.1086/508233. 

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