Ross 905 Gliese 436

Stellar classification



  • X 4
  • Y 32
  • Z -7
→ Sol: 33

Object type

  • High proper-motion Star
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • X-ray source
simbad:Ross 905


Gliese 436 is a red dwarf approximately 33.1 light-years (10.1 parsecs) away in the zodiac constellation of Leo. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 10.67, which is much too faint to be seen with the naked eye. However, it can be viewed with even a modest telescope of 2.4 in (6 cm) aperture. In 2004, the existence of a transiting extrasolar planet, Gliese 436b, was verified as orbiting the star. In 2012, the existence of a second planet, UCF-1.01, was also verified.

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