Constellation: Ophiuchus
Right Ascension: 17h 57m 48.49803s
Declination: +04° 41′ 36.2072″
Distance: 5.9 ly
Apparent Magnitude: 9.5
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Barnard's Star, being one of the closest stars to our solar system, displays one of the highest proper motion, which is the apparent angular movement of a star against the background stars. Just like highway signs appear to move faster than distant landmarks. It is a dim red dwarf star that requires optical aid to see it. It has a B-V color index of 1.7

A composite picture of images taken in July of 2014, and in July of 2022 showing the different positions against the background stars.

Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
Camera: ZWO 2600 MM