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NEAREST STARS





The table below lists the 50 nearest stars and brown dwarfs to the Sun. These all lie within a distance of 13½ light-years of the Sun. They include 40 main sequence stars (32 of them red dwarfs), two white dwarfs, and eight brown dwarfs.

3-d diagram of nearest stars
Some of the nearest stars, not including recently discovered brown dwarfs.
Source: ESO


The 50 nearest stars and substellar objects to the Sun
star distance (light-years) visual magnitude absolute magnitude spectral type type of object
Proxima Centauri 4.24 11.09 15.53 M5.5Ve Main sequence, red dwarf
Alpha Centauri A 4.37 0.01 4.38 G2V Main sequence, A star
Alpha Centauri B 4.37 1.34 5.71 K1V Main sequence, K star
Barnard's Star 5.96 9.53 13.22 M4Ve Main sequence, red dwarf
Luhman 16A 6.60 10.07 14.2 L8 Brown dwarf
Luhman 16B 6.60 - - T1 Brown dwarf
WISE 0855-0714 7.26 - - Y Brown dwarf
Wolf 359 7.78 13.44 16.55 M6V Main sequence, red dwarf
Lalande 21185 8.29 7.47 10.44 M2V Main sequence, red dwarf
Sirius A 8.58 -1.46 1.42 A1V Main sequence, Am star
Sirius B 8.58 8.44 11.34 dA2 White dwarf
Luyten 726-8A 8.73 12.54 15.40 M5.5Ve Main sequence, red dwarf
Luyten 726-8B 8.73 12.99 15.85 M6Ve Main sequence, red dwarf
Ross 154 9.68 10.43 13.07 M3.5Ve Main sequence, red dwarf
Ross 248 10.32 12.29 14.79 M5.5Ve Main sequence, red dwarf
Epsilon Eridani 10.52 3.73 6.19 K2V Main sequence, K star
Lacaille 9352 10.74 7.34 9.75 M0.5V Main sequence, red dwarf
Ross 128 10.92 11.13 13.51 M4Vn Main sequence, red dwarf
WISE 1506+7027 11.09 14.3 16.6 T6 Brown dwarf
Luyten 789-6 A 11.27 13.33 15.64 M5.5V Main sequence, red dwarf
Luyten 789-6 B 11.27 13.27 15.58 M? Main sequence, red dwarf
Luyten 789-6 C 11.27 14.03 16.34 M? Main sequence, red dwarf
Procyon A 11.40 0.38 2.66 F5V-IV Main sequence, F star
Procyon B 11.40 10.70 12.98 dA White dwarf
61 Cygni A 11.40 5.21 7.49 K5V Main sequence, K star
61 Cygni B 11.40 6.03 8.31 K7V Main sequence, K star
Struve 2398 A 11.53 8.94 11.18 M3V Main sequence, red dwarf
Struve 2398 B 11.53 9.69 11.95 M3.5V Main sequence, red dwarf
Groombridge 34 A 11.62 8.08 10.32 M1.5V Main sequence, red dwarf
Groombridge 34 B 11.62 11.06 13.30 M6V Main sequence, red dwarf
Epsilon Indi A 11.82 4.69 6.89 K5Ve Main sequence, K star
Epsilon Indi Ba 11.82 12.3 - T1V Brown dwarf
Epsilon Indi Bb 11.82 13.2 - T6V Brown dwarf
DX Cancri 11.83 14.78 16.98 M6.5V Main sequence, red dwarf
Tau Ceti 11.89 3.49 5.68 G8Vp Main sequence, G star
GJ 1061 11.99 13.09 15.26 M5.5V Main sequence, red dwarf
WISE 0350-5658 12.07 22.8 - Y1 Borwn dwarf
YZ Ceti 12.13 12.02 14.71 M4.5V Main sequence, red dwarf
Luyten's Star 12.37 9.86 11.97 M3.5Vn Main sequence, red dwarf
Teegarden's star 12.51 15.14 17.22 M6.5V Main sequence, red dwarf
SCR 1845-6357 A 12.57 17.39 19.41 M8.5V Main sequence, red dwarf
SCR 1845-6357 B 12.57 13.3 - T6 Brown dwarf
Kapteyn's Star 12.78 8.84 10.87 M1.5V Main sequence, red dwarf
Lacaille 8760 12.87 6.67 8.69 M0.0V Main sequence, red dwarf
WISE 0535-7500 13.0 21.1 - Y1 Brown dwarf
Kruger 60 A 13.15 9.79 11.76 M3.0V Main sequence, red dwarf
Kruger 60 B 13.15 11.41 13.38 M4.0V Main sequence, red dwarf
DEN 1048-3956 13.17 17.39 19.37 M8.5V Brown dwarf
UGPS 0722-05 13.26 16.52 - T9 Brown dwarf
Ross 614A 13.35 11.15 13.09 M4.5V Main sequence, red dwarf
Ross 614B 13.35 14.23 16.17 M5.5V Main sequence, red dwarf


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