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Ross 698

A very faint red star near Algorab, the northeasterly of the quadrangle of stars that form the body of Corvus the Crow, to the southwest of the bright star Spica in Virgo.

Though fainter than tenth magnitude, Ross 698 is notable for its high proper motion against its background stars, implying that it is a red dwarf in relatively close proximity to the Solar System (indeed, its 'Ross' designation means that it comes from a catalogue dedicated to such bodies, New Proper Motion Stars). From the viewpoint of Earth, Ross 698 is moving eastwards and a little southwards across the sky towards the southern parts of Virgo, and at its current rate of motion it will enter that constellation in about 350 years' time.

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