LHS 292


Coordinates: Sky map 10h 48m 12.6s, −11° 20′ 14″

LHS 292 is a red dwarf in the constellation Sextans. It is far too faint to be seen with the unaided eye and requires a large amateur telescope to be seen visually. It lies relatively close to the Solar System at a distance of about 14.9 light years. It is a flare star, which means it can suddenly increase in brightness for short periods of time.

LHS 292
LHS 292 rendering.png
Generic rendering of LHS 292 flare star
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Sextans
Right ascension 10h 48m 12.6s[1]
Declination −11° 20′ 14″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 15.73[1]
Spectral type M6.5 V
Apparent magnitude (J) 8.9[2]
B−V color index 2.10
Variable type Flare star
Proper motion (μ) RA: 579.019±0.066[3] mas/yr
Dec.: −1530.076±0.058[3] mas/yr
Parallax (π)219.3302 ± 0.0602 mas[3]
Distance14.871 ± 0.004 ly
(4.559 ± 0.001 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)17.45[1]
Mass0.08[1] M
Radius0.11? R
Luminosity0.00069[4] L
Temperature2650-2900[4] K
Metallicity [Fe/H]-0.41 dex
Other designations
LP 731-58, GJ 3622, GCTP 2516.02
Database references
LHS 292 is located in the constellation Sextans.
LHS 292 is located in the constellation Sextans.
LHS 292
Location of LHS 292 in the constellation Sextans

It has the space velocity components [U, V, W] = [28, −16, −14] km/s.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e "The One Hundred Nearest Star Systems". Research Consortium On Nearby Stars. Georgia State University. 2007-09-17. Retrieved 2007-11-06.
  2. ^ "LHS 292". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Retrieved 2012-06-12.
  3. ^ a b c Brown, A. G. A.; et al. (Gaia collaboration) (2021). "Gaia Early Data Release 3: Summary of the contents and survey properties". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 649: A1. arXiv:2012.01533. Bibcode:2021A&A...649A...1G. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/202039657. S2CID 227254300. Gaia EDR3 record for this source at VizieR.
  4. ^ a b Golimowski; et al. (2004). "L' and M' Photometry of Ultracool Dwarfs". The Astrophysical Journal. 127 (6): 3516–3536. arXiv:astro-ph/0402475. Bibcode:2004AJ....127.3516G. doi:10.1086/420709. S2CID 119456106.
  5. ^ Reiners, Ansgar; Basri, Gibor (November 2009). "A Volume-Limited Sample of 63 M7-M9.5 Dwarfs. I. Space Motion, Kinematic Age, and Lithium". The Astrophysical Journal. 705 (2): 1416–1424. arXiv:0909.4647. Bibcode:2009ApJ...705.1416R. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/705/2/1416. S2CID 15893765.


External linksEdit

  • ARICNS entry