LHS 292

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LHS 292
LHS 292 rendering.png

Generic rendering of LHS 292 flare star
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Sextans
Right ascension 10h 48m 12.6s[1]
Declination −11° 20′ 14″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 15.73[1]
Spectral type M6.5 V
Apparent magnitude (J) 8.9[2]
B−V color index 2.10
Variable type Flare star
Parallax (π) 220.30 ± 3.60[1] mas
Distance 14.8 ± 0.2 ly
(4.54 ± 0.07 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 17.45[1]
Mass 0.08[1] M
Radius 0.11? R
Luminosity 0.00069[3] L
Temperature 2650-2900[3] K
Other designations
LP 731-58, GJ 3622, GCTP 2516.02
Database references

LHS 292 is a red dwarf in the constellation Sextans. It is far too faint to be seen with the unaided eye and requires a large amateur telescope to be seen visually. It lies relatively close to the Sun at a distance of about 14.8 light years. It is a flare star, which means it can suddenly increase in brightness for short periods of time.

It has the space velocity components [U, V, W] = [28, −16, −14] km/s.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Research Consortium On Nearby Stars, GSU (2007-09-17). "The One Hundred Nearest Star Systems". RECONS. Retrieved 2007-11-06.  External link in |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "LHS 292". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  3. ^ a b Golimowski; et al. (2004). "L' and M' Photometry of Ultracool Dwarfs". The Astrophysical Journal. 127 (6): 3516–3536. Bibcode:2004AJ....127.3516G. arXiv:astro-ph/0402475Freely accessible. doi:10.1086/420709. 
  4. ^ Reiners, A.; Basri, G. (November 2009). "A Volume-Limited Sample of 63 M7-M9.5 Dwarfs. I. Space Motion, Kinematic Age, and Lithium". The Astrophysical Journal. 705 (2): 1416–1424. Bibcode:2009ApJ...705.1416R. arXiv:0909.4647Freely accessible. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/705/2/1416. 


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