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HO Librae

Gliese 581, Wolf 562

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
BSCNone
HDNone
Other designationsHO Librae, Gliese 581, Wolf 562
ConstellationLibra
Right Ascension15h 20m 26s
Declination-74° 47' 16"
Distance20 light years
6 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +10.6
Absolute: +11.6
Spectral ClassM2.5V Red Dwarf
Optimum VisibilityMay / June
NotesA small and faint red dwarf star whose brightness changes slightly as it rotates, suggesting patterns or spots on its surface. HO Librae, or Gliese 581, has an extensive planetary system with at least three members, and more potential planets under investigation. These include the remarkably Earth-like Gliese 581 g.

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