Astrophysics (index)

Scholz's Star

(WISE 0720-0846, WISE J072003.20-084651.2, 2MASS J07200325-0846499, 2MASS 0720-0846)
(nearby binary star with red dwarf and brown dwarf)

Scholz's Star (WISE 0720-0845) is a binary system 17-23 light-years away with a Red Dwarf (M-Type Star (M)) of 86 Jupiter masses and a Brown Dwarf (BD) of 65 Jupiter masses.

It passed close to the solar system 70,000 years ago (52000AU or 0.25 Parsecs (pc) or 0.82 light-years). At its closest, its apparent Magnitude was 11.4.


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~010pc20lyScholz's Star

Referenced by:
M Dwarf
Red Dwarf