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Wolf 359 - 2022

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A red dwarf star located in the constellation of Leo, its the reddish star located in the center of the image. It's name comes from astronomer Max Wolf who studied that exhibit large proper motion across the sky. A star with a large proper motion appears to move across the sky over the years. Most are relative close stars that their movement can be measured over the years.

One of the closer stars at 7.9 light years, but because its one of the dimmest of the local red dwarfs, its magnitude is a faint 13.5.

Image of Wolf 359 taken in 2015, compared to its current location shows its movement over the years.Wolf 359 2015-2022

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Leo
  • Right Ascension: 10h 56m 28.99s
  • Declination: +07° 00′ 52.0″
  • Distance (Lightyears): 7.9
  • Telescope: GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera: ZWO 2600MM cmos
  • Magnitude: 13.5
  • Variable Type: Flare
  • B-V Color Index: +2.034
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