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Ross 154

V1216 Sagittarii

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)None
Variable DesignationV1216 Sagittarii
Other DesignationsRoss 154
Right Ascension18h 49m 49s
Declination-23° 50' 10"
Distance9.7 light years
3.0 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +10.36
Absolute: +13.00
Spectral ClassM3.5Ve red dwarf
Optimum VisibilityJuly

In the depths of the Sagittarian Milky Way, near the star-shape known as the Milk Dipper, lurks the red dwarf known as Ross 154. It is much too faint to be detectable by the naked eye, but is significant because it lies less than ten light years from Earth.

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