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Luhman 16

DENIS J104919.0-531910, WISE J1049-5319AB

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)None
Other DesignationsLuhman 16, DENIS J104919.0-531910, WISE J1049-5319AB
Right Ascension10h 49m 19s
Declination-53° 19' 10"
Distance6.6 light years
2.0 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +16.20
Absolute: +19.68
Spectral ClassL7.5 brown dwarf (A)
T0.5 brown dwarf (B)
Optimum VisibilityMarch (Usually visible from southern latitudes)

The Luhman 16 system is not easily detectable in visible light, but can be seen in this infrared view. The marked point represents the pair of brown dwarfs in combination; the individual components of the binary system are not distinguishable from one another in this image. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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