Overview
System: Herci - All bodies
Distance to Sol: 81.36 ly
Spectral Class: L1 V - Not Scoopable
Luminosity Class: V - Main-sequence star (dwarf)
Age: 344 Million years
Solar Masses: 0.1875
Solar Radius: 0.3543
Surface Temperature: 1,875 K
Absolute Magnitude: 11.9723
Materials:
None
Stations:
None
Attractions: None

Class L dwarfs are dwarf stars that are cooler than M class stars. They are on the borderline of supporting fusion of hydrogen in their cores, and their temperatures range from 1,300 K to 2,400 K, cool enough to have alkaline metals and metal hydrides in their atmospheres.

The term dwarf star refers to a variety of distinct classes of stars. The term was originally coined in 1906 when the Danish astronomer Ejnar Hertzsprung noticed that the reddest stars - classified as K and M in the Harvard scheme - could be divided into two distinct groups. They are either much brighter than the Sun, or much fainter. To distinguish these groups, he called them "giant" and "dwarf" stars, the dwarf stars being fainter and the giants being brighter than the sun.

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