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Wolf 1

Stars with a 'Wolf' prefix take their designations from the catalogue of stars with high proper motion (that is, rapid motion across the celestial sphere) created by Max Wolf. There are a total of 1,567 stars in the catalogue, and the first of these, designated Wolf 1, is in Pisces, close to the First Point of Aries and the Circlet formation. It is a white dwarf star more than 130 light years from the Sun. Relative to its background stars, Wolf 1 travels eastward more than four hundred milli-arcseconds (and southward by nearly two hundred milli-arcseconds) across the celestial sphere per year.

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