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Kapteyn's Star

(Gliese 191)
(nearby M dwarf)

Kapteyn's Star (aka Gliese 191) is a red dwarf about 13 light-years away. It has a very high proper motion, about 8 arcseconds per year. Two planets have been discovered around it, both super-Earths. Characteristics:


(star,nearby star,variable star)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapteyn%27s_Star
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~03.91pc12.8lyKapteyn's Star
Coordinates:Kapteyn's Star
J051150-450230

Referenced by pages:
M-type star (M)
spectral type
subdwarf (sd)

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