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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 22 light-years away with a red dwarf (M-type star) of 86 Jupiter masses and a brown dwarf of 65 Jupiter masses. It passed close to the solar system 70,000 years ago (52000 AU or 0.25 parsecs or 0.82 light-years). At its closest, its apparent magnitude was 11.4. Characteristics:

(star,binary star,nearby star,brown dwarf,red dwarf)
Further reading:'s_Star
/Lookback Years
~06.8pc22.2lyScholz's Star
Coordinates:Scholz's Star

Referenced by pages:
M-type star (M)
M dwarf
red dwarf