Astrophysics (index)

Red Dwarf

(small, cool main-sequence star)

A Red Dwarf is a small M-Type Star (M Dwarf). Sometimes the term is used to include K-Type Stars (K Dwarfs), but sometimes those are referred to as Orange Dwarfs.

Mass is between .075 solar masses to about .5 solar mass. The Surface Temperature is less than 4000K.

They make up about 75% of the stars in the Milky Way. Example Red Dwarfs are: Barnard's Star, Lacaille 9352, Lalande 21185, Ross 154, Ross 248, Scholz's Star, and Wolf 359.

(star type)

Referenced by:
AD Leonis (AD Leo)
Alpha Centauri
Barnard's Star
California-Kepler Survey (CKS)
Giant Star
Gliese-Jahreiss Catalog (GJ)
Lacaille 9352
Lalande 21185
LHS 1140
M-Type Star (M)
M Dwarf
MEarth Project (MEarth)
Proton-Proton Chain
Proxima B
Ross 154
Ross 248
Scholz's Star
Stellar Core
Stellar Structure
Variable Star
Wolf 359