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Spacedog
The Closest Stars



Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
SOL
The Sun
- 0 -27 G2 V Yellow
Main Sequence
Hey, it's Ours !
Proxima
aka - Proxima Centauri
Alpha Centauri C
14h
39'
36.2

-60
50'
7
4.3 11 M5 Red Dwarf Orbits the Alpha
Centauri Binary
at .1 ly distance
Alpha
Centauri
aka - Rigel Kentaurus
Toliman, Bungula
4.4 - .3
A = 0
B = 1.35
G2 V
K1 V
Binary
of Yellow
and Orange
Main Sequence
Closest System
3rd Brightest
80.1 year orbit

5 Light Years

Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Barney
Barnard's Star
GJ 699 - in Ophiuchus
~ 17h 50'
~ +4
5.96 9.54 M4V Red
Main Sequence
2nd Closest Star
Largest Proper Motion
2 planets suspected
- likely Gas Giants -
Wolf 359
- 7.7 13.5 M6 V Red
Main Sequence
3rd Closest Star
La-La Land
Lalande 21185
GJ 411 - in Ursae Majoris
11h 3' 20.2
+35 58' 13
8.3 7.49 M2V Red
Main Sequence

Sirius
aka: Isis
say: "SEAR-ee-us"
The Dog Star
Alpha Canis Majoris
6h 45' 9
-16 42' 58
8.6 -1.5 A1 V Blue-White
Sub-Giant
1 Companion
White Dwarf
Brightest Star
5th Closest
shone bright Red
only 2000 yrs. ago
Luyten
L 726-8 A
L 726-8 B
UV Ceti - "Luyten's Flare"
1h 39' 1
-17' 57 0
8.7 9.86 M5.6 Ve
M6.0 V
Red Dwarf Binary
one highly variable
between 2.1 and
8.8 AUs apart
in a 26.5 yr. orbit
Ross 154
in Sagittarius
18h 49' 49.4
-23 50' 10
9.7 10.37 M3.5 V Red Dwarf

10 Light Years
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Ross 248
23h 41' 54.7
+44 10 30
10.4 12.3 M5.5 V Red Dwarf
Epsilon
Eridani
3h 32' 55.8
-9 27' 30
10.5 3.72 K2 V Orange
Main Sequence
9th Closest
Lacaille 9352
Gliese 887
23:05:47
-35:51:22
10.73 7.35 M2/M3V Red Dwarf
Ross 128
Gliese 447
HIP57548
11:47:44
+00:48:27

11:45:08
+01:06:00
10.85 11.12 M4.5V Red Dwarf
EZ Aquarii
Gl 866 ABC
22:35:44
-15:35:06
11.26 12.66 M5 e Red Dwarf
Procyon
say: "pro-SIGH-on"
Alpha Canis Minoris
7h 39' 18.1
+5 13' 30
11.3 .4 F5 IV Yellow-White
Sub-Giant
1 Companion
White Dwarf
8th Brightest
star in the sky
14th Nearest known
61 A Cygni
Oompa
& Loompa
61 B Cygni
21h 6' 53.7
+38 44' 57
11.4 5.20 K5 V Wide pair of
Orange Dwarfs
One of Closest
Star Systems
21h 6' 55.2
+38 44' 30
6.05 K7 V
Gliese 725 AB
BD +59 1915 A
BD +59 1915 B
18h 43'
+59 37'
11.46 9.7 M3V
M4V
Red Dwarf Binary
Teegarden
SO 025300.5+165258
in the constellation Aries
Teegarden's Star
2h 53' 0.84
+16 52' 53.2
11.7 16 M6.5 V Red Dwarf
Epsilon Indi
22h 3' 21.3
-56 47' 10
11.8 4.69 K5 V Orange
Main Sequence
One of the Nearest
stars to our Sun
Tau Ceti
1h 44' 4
-15 56' 15
11.9 3.49 G8 V Yellow
Dwarf
18th Nearest - and
most similar to ours
of all nearby stars
Kapteyn's Star
The Captain - in Pictor
- 12.7 9 M Red Dwarf 2nd Largest
Proper Motion
414 years per 1



15 Light Years

Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Omicron 2
Eridani
4h 15' 16.3
-7 39' 10
16.4 4.43 K1V Orange
Main Sequence
One of the
Closest Stars
70 A
70 Ophiuchi
70 B
18h 5' 27.2
+2 29' 58
16.6 4.33
6.17
K0V
K4V
Orange
Main Sequence
Altair
pronounced: "ALL-tare"
Alpha Aquillae
19h 50' 47
+08 52' 6
16.8 .8 A7 IV-V Blue White
Sub-Giant
part of the
- Summer Triangle -
Among the Closest stars
Sigma
Draconis
19h 32' 21.5
+69 39' 40
18.8 3.55 K0 V Orange
Main Sequence
Ga Librae
Gb Librae
14h 57' 28
-21 24' 56
19.3 5.74 K4V Orange
Main Sequence
8.18 K9V Orange
Main Sequence
Eta 1 Cassiopeiae
Segin
Eta 2 Cassiopeiae
0h 49' 6
+57 48' 56
19.4
3.58
3.4
7.36
G0 V Yellow
Main Sequence
One of the Nearest Stars
with one faint
Red Dwarf Companion
0h 49' 6
+57 48' 57
M0 V Red
Main Sequence
36 A
36 Ophiuchi
36 B
17h 15' 20.9
-26 36' 10
19.5 5.22 K2V Orange
Main Sequence
Binary
17h 15' 20.7
-26 36' 5
5.21 K0V
Delta
Pavonis
20h 8' 43.2
-66 10' 56
19.9 3.55 G5V-IV Yellow
Sub Giant

20 Light Years
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
e Eridani
3h 19' 55.7
-43 4' 11
20 4.26 G8 V Yellow
Main Sequence
Xi 1 Bootis
Xi 2 Bootis
14h 52' 23
+19 6' 3
21.8 4.5
7
G8 V
K4 V
Yellow and Orange
Main Sequence
Orbital Binary
Beta Hydra
0h 25' 45.3
-77 15' 16
24.4 2.82 G2 IV Yellow
Sub Giant
Mu
Cassiopeiae
1h 8' 16.3
+54 55' 14
24.6 5.17 G5 V Yellow
Main Sequence

25 Light Years
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Fomalhaut
"fish's mouth"
Alpha Pisces Austrini
22h 57' 39.0
-29 37' 20
25 1.17 A3V Blue White
Main Sequence
- among brightest -
only 1st mag star
in this part of the sky
Vega
VAY - ga
"eagle" or "vulture"
Alpha Lyrae
18h 36' 56.2
+38 47' 1
25.3 .03 A0 V Blue White
Main Sequence
- Summer Triangle -
Xi 1 Ursae Majoris
Alula Australis
"southern second leap"
Xi 2 Ursae Majoris
11h 18' 10.9
+31 31' 45
25.8 4.41
4.87
G0V
G0V
Yellow
Main Sequence
Binary
Chi
Draconis
18h 21' 3.2
+72 43' 58
26 4.67 F7 V White
Main Sequence
Chara
means: "beloved"
Beta Canum
Venaticorum
12h 33' 45
+41 21' 27
27 4.3 G0 V Yellow
Main Sequence
p Eridani
1h 39' 47.2
-56 11' 44
27 5.76 K0 V Orange
Main Sequence
Mu Herculis
17h 46' 27.5
+27 43' 15
27.4 3.42 G5 IV Yellow
Sub Giant
Chi 1
Orionis
5h 54' 22.9
+20 16' 34
28 4.39 G0V Yellow
Main Sequence
61 Virginis 13h 18' 24.2
-18 18' 41
27.8 4.74 G6V Yellow
Main Sequence
Zeta Tucanae 0h 20' 4.2
-64 52' 30
28 4.23 F9V White
Main Sequence
Kappa 1
Ceti
3h 19' 21.6
+3 22' 13
30 4.84 G5 V Yellow
Main Sequence