Staracle®.com
International Star Naming
The most popular free star naming service
Menu Name a star Star directory Astronomy NFTs
Menu Menu
Stars Name a star
Mail
Login
Login
Login  Login
Facebook
Imprint
Terms & Conditions
Privacy policy
Contact form
Donate
Zodiac: Libra
Sep 24 - Oct 23
Read more about Libra.
Do you want to buy a star? Check our tutorial before you spend money!

Lacaille 8760

Lacaille 8760 is a red star (M1/M2V) in the constellation of Microscope.
This red dwarf star is one of the nearest stars to the sun and the brightest M dwarf star in the night sky.
Declination
-38.8646°
Right ascension
21h 17m 17.72s (319.32382°)
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
Magnitude
6.7 mag
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
Distance
1313 ly
Tycho-Identifier
7966:1201:1
HIP-Identifier
105090
Spectral type
M1/M2V
Color index
1.40
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Constellation
Microscopium (Microscope)
Artist impression of Lacaille 8760, one of the nearest stars to our Sun.
Image credit: Pablo Carlos Budassi
Disclaimer
While we take great care in compiling the data of all astronomical objects in our database, errors can never be ruled out completely. Therefore, no warranty is taken over for the correctness of the data, the descriptions, or the associated images. Staracle cannot be held liable for any damage, direct or indirect, that may result from incorrect data.
Your privacy is important to us! Clicking on the above button loads a Google Star Map from the Google servers and may place Cookies on your device. Please read our Privacy policy.
This star is reserved and cannot be named.
ImprintTerms & ConditionsPrivacy policyRevocation RightImage copyrightContact formPress and media
staracle.comstaracle.co.ukstaracle.de