LP 944-020 LP 944-20

Stellar classification



  • X 8
  • Y -13
  • Z -5
→ Sol: 16

Object type

  • Brown Dwarf
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • High proper-motion Star
  • Quasar
  • Radio-source
simbad:LP 944-20


LP 944-20 is a dim brown dwarf of spectral class M9 located about 21 light-years from the Solar System in the constellation of Fornax. With a visual apparent magnitude of 18, it has one of the dimmest visual magnitudes listed on the RECONS page.

On 15 December 1999 an X-ray flare was detected. On 27 July 2000, radio emission (in flare and quiescence) was detected from this brown dwarf by a team of students at the Very Large Array, reported in the 15 March 2001 issue of the journal Nature.

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