Wolf 358


Catalog numbers:
     Gliese (Gl) 402, Giclas (G) 44-40, Luyten Half-Second (LHS) 294, Hipparcos Input Catalog (HIC) 53020, Wolf 358
Arity: singular
Right Ascension and Declination: 10h50m52.081s, +6°48'29.47" (epoch 2000.0)
Distance from Sol: 22.5 light-years (6.89 parsecs)
Standard error in distance: 3.2%
Source for distance: Gliese
Celestial (X,Y,Z) coordinates in ly: -21.3, 6.63, 2.67
Galactic (X,Y,Z) coordinates in ly: -5.64, -11.5, 18.5
Proper motion: 1.15 arcsec/yr (225.1° from north)
Radial Velocity: -0.9 km/sec
Source for proper motion and radial velocity: Gliese
Galactic (U,V,W) velocity components in km/s: -10.4, -28.6, -22.1

What do all these fields mean?

NOTE: This star is actually a close-orbiting binary pair. The data below are for both sub-components of the pair combined.
Spectral class: M4n
Luminosity Class: V
Apparent visual magnitude: +11.64
Absolute visual magnitude: +12.45
Visual luminosity: 0.00091 x Sol
Color indices: B-V= +1.67, U-B= +1.16, R-I= +1.25
Comfort Zone (visual): 0.030 A.U.s

but not more than light-years away
Data for this star system were most recently updated on 4-April-2001.