Overview
System: HIP 55741 - All bodies
Distance to Sol: 471.31 ly
Spectral Class: K - Scoopable
Distance To Arrival: 504,329 ls
Luminosity Class: Va - Main-sequence star (dwarf)
Age: 1,520 Million years
Solar Masses: 0.8086
Solar Radius: 0.8840
Surface Temperature: 4,706 K
Orbital Period: 115,185.2 D
Semi Major Axis: 35.39 AU
Orbital Eccentricity: 0.0789
Orbital Inclination: -60.39 °
Arg Of Periapsis: 336.74 °
Absolute Magnitude: 5.9887
Materials:
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Stations:
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Class K stars are yellow-orange main sequence stars with a long and generally stable life. They range in mass from 0.6 to 0.9 solar masses and have a surface temperature reaching 5,000 K.

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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