The 28th closest star

In 2000, astronomers from IoA on the Canary Islands and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope discovered a faint (apparent magnitude 17.39) star in the direction of Antlia. The star, named DENIS 1048-39, has been calculated to be 13.2 (0.1) light-years from Earth. The distance was calculated from parallax measurements with the 0.9 meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. That makes it the 28th closest star to Earth.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Thursday 24th Feb 2005 (13:53 UTC) | Permalink
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