YZ Canis Minoris

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YZ Canis Minoris
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Canis Minor
Right ascension 07h 44m 40.17401s [1]
Declination 03° 33′ 08.8350″ [1]
Characteristics
Spectral type M4.5V [1]
Astrometry
Parallax (π) 167.88 ± 2.31[2] mas
Distance 19.4 ± 0.3 ly
(5.96 ± 0.08 pc)
Other designations
YZ CMI, GJ 285, HIP 37766, G 50-4, G 112-46, LFT 547, LHS 1943, LSPM J0744+0333, LTT 12064, NLTT 18373, PLX 1827, PM 07421+0341, Ross 882, TYC 183-2190-1, GSC 00183-02190, IRAS 07420+0340, 2MASS J07444018+0333089[1]
Database references
SIMBAD data

YZ Canis Minoris is a red dwarf star in the constellation Canis Minor.[1] It is a flare star, so called due to its solar flares being more powerful than those of Earth's star. It is a Dwarf star roughly three times the size of Jupiter, and is 20 light years from earth.[3] The radiation from the star is in a 50 mHz bandwidth and is centered on 1464.9 mHz.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "V* YZ CMi". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Perryman; et al. (1997). "HIP 37766". The Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues. 
  3. ^ "First flares on a distant star". New Scientist: 305. April 1982. 
  4. ^ Mirzoyan, L.V. (1990). Flare Stars in Star Clusters, Associations and the Solar Vicinity: International Symposium Proceedings. Springer. pp. 127–130. ISBN 978-0-7923-0771-6.