Groombridge 1618

Stellar classification



  • X -2
  • Y 13
  • Z -9
→ Sol: 16

Object type

  • Flare Star
  • Star
  • Double or multiple star
  • Infra-Red source
  • High proper-motion Star
  • Variable Star
  • X-ray source
simbad:HD 88230


Groombridge 1618 is a star in the northern constellation Ursa Major. With an apparent visual magnitude of +6.6, it lies at or below the threshold of stars visible to the naked eye for an average observer. It is located close to Earth, at a distance of less than 16 light years. This is a main sequence star of spectral type K7.5 Ve, having just 67% of the Sun's mass. There is a suspected planetary companion with an orbital period of 122 days.

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