Teegarden's Star Teegarden's star

Stellar classification



  • X -3
  • Y -7
  • Z -9
→ Sol: 12

Object type

  • Brown Dwarf
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • High proper-motion Star
simbad:GAT 1370


Teegarden's Star (SO J025300.5+165258, 2MASS J02530084+1652532, LSPM J0253+1652) is an M-type red dwarf in the constellation Aries, located about 12 light years from the Solar System. Despite its proximity to Earth it is a dim magnitude 15 and can only be seen through large telescopes. This star was found to have a very large proper motion of about 5 arcseconds per year. Only seven stars with such large proper motions are currently known.

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