Wolf 1061

Stellar classification



  • X -1
  • Y 5
  • Z 13
→ Sol: 14

Object type

  • Variable of BY Dra type
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • High proper-motion Star
  • Variable Star
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Wolf 1061 (also known as HIP 80824 and V2306 Ophiuchi) is an M class red dwarf star located about 13.8 light years away in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is the 36th closest known star system to the Sun and has a relatively high proper motion of 1.2 seconds of arc per year. Like many red dwarfs, it most likely has a long rotation period of more than 100 days, although it is difficult to measure accurately. Wolf 1061 is very stable and most likely does not have any significant activity such as sunspots or flares. It also does not have any unusual spectroscopic features. The star was first cataloged in 1919 by German astronomer Max Wolf when he published a list of dim stars that had high proper motions. Wolf 1061's name originates from this list. The star has a stellar rotation period of 89.3±1.8~ days. A seven years study found no evidence of photometric transits and confirms the radial velocity signals are not due to stellar activity. The Habitable Zone estimate for the system, lies between 0.11-0.21 AU and 0.09–0.23 AU.

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