AU Microscopii

Stellar classification



  • X -6
  • Y -20
  • Z 25
→ Sol: 33

Object type

  • Variable of BY Dra type
  • Star
  • Double or multiple star
  • Flare Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • High proper-motion Star
  • UV-emission source
  • Variable Star
  • X-ray source
simbad:V* AU Mic


AU Microscopii (AU Mic) is a small star located 32.3 light-years (9.9 parsecs) away – about 8 times as far as the closest star after the Sun. The apparent visual magnitude of AU Microscopii is 8.73, which is too dim to be seen with the naked eye. It was given this designation because it is in the southern constellation Microscopium and is a variable star. Like β Pictoris, AU Microscopii has a circumstellar disk of dust known as a debris disk.

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