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Ross 248

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Ross 248 or HH Andromedae is a red dwarf star currently located in Andromeda. At a distance of 103 light years, it is one of the closer stars. In about 33,000 years it will actually be the closest star for about 9,000 years as it comes with in 3 light years before continuing on. Despite its closeness, it shines only at a magnitude 12.3, so its not visible with out a telescope. As like many red dwarf stars, its also a flare star. No unseen companions have been detected around it so far.

As a closer star, some movement is visible in images taken years apart. This animation shows the movement over a 5 year period.

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Andromeda
  • Right Ascension: 23h 41m 55.0361s
  • Declination: +44° 10′ 38.825″
  • Distance (Lightyears): 10.3
  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
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