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Barnard's Star 2019

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Barnard's Star is a red dwarf star located 6 light years away in the constellation of Ophiuchus. Despite being relatively close, it is unable to be seen with out a telescope due to its dim nature. Being close by, and due to its motion, it displays the highest proper motion across the sky of any discovered star. That is, it appears to move across the sky faster than any other star.  

I attempt to image it every year to show its motion across the sky.

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Ophiuchus
  • Right Ascension: 17h 57m 48.49803s
  • Declination: +04° 41′ 36.2072"
  • Distance (Lightyears): 6
  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
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