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Trappist-1

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Trappist 1 is an ultra cool red dwarf star currently located in Aquarius. It is slightly larger than Jupiter, but with a mass of over 80 times that of of Jupiter. Three planets were discovered around it in 2015, with 4 more added in 2017. The star is a dim 18.9 magnitude, despite its closeness.

Images taken two years apart indicate it's proper motion across the sky.

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Aquarius
  • Right Ascension: 23h 06m 29.283s
  • Declination: −05° 02′ 28.59″
  • Distance (Lightyears): 39
  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
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