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G 240-72

G 240-72
Observation data
Epoch J2000[1]      Equinox J2000[1]
Constellation Draco
Right ascension 17h 48m 08.17s[1]
Declination +70° 52′ 35.3″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 14.15[2]
Spectral type DQP9.0[2]
Apparent magnitude (B) 14.55[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 14.15[1]
Apparent magnitude (R) 13.5[1]
Apparent magnitude (I) 13.1[1]
Apparent magnitude (J) 12.709 ± 0.021[1]
Apparent magnitude (H) 12.528 ± 0.023[1]
Apparent magnitude (K) 12.507 ± 0.023[1]
Proper motion (μ) RA: -1261[3] mas/yr
Dec.: 1112[3] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 164.7 ± 2.4[4] mas
Distance 19.8 ± 0.3 ly
(6.07 ± 0.09 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 15.23[2][4][note 1]
Mass 0.81 ± 0.01[2] M
Radius 0.00984[2][note 2] R
Luminosity 0.000085[5] L
Surface gravity (log g) 8.36 ± 0.02[2] cgs
Temperature 5590 ± 90[2] K
Age 5.69[note 3][3] Gyr
Other designations
WD 1748+708,[2][3] LHS 455,[2] LP 44-113,[1] NLTT 45565,[1] GJ 1221,[4] EGGR 372,[1] 2MASS J17480817+7052353[1]
Database references

G 240-72 (or WD 1748+708, or LHS 455, or GJ 1221) is a nearby degenerate star (white dwarf) of spectral class DQP9.0,[2] located in constellation Draco. It is the seventh closest white dwarf (after Sirius B, Procyon B, van Maanen's star, Gliese 440, 40 Eridani B and Stein 2051 B). Its trigonometric parallax is 0.1647 ± 0.0024 arcsec,[4] corresponding to a distance 6.07 ± 0.09 pc, or 19.80 ± 0.30 ly.

G 240-72 has mass 0.81 Solar masses[2] and surface gravity 108.36 (2.29 · 108) cm·s−2,[2] or approximately 234 000 of Earth's, corresponding to a radius 6850 km, or 107% of Earth's.

This white dwarf has relatively low temperature 5590 K[2] (slightly cooler than the Sun), and old cooling age, i. e. age as degenerate star (not counting duration of previous existence as main sequence star and as giant star) 5.69 Gyr.[3] Despite it is classified as "white dwarf", it should appear yellow, not white, due low temperature.

External links

  • The 100 Nearest Star Systems (RECONS)


  1. ^ From apparent magnitude and parallax.
  2. ^ From surface gravity and mass.
  3. ^ Cooling age, i. e. age as degenerate star (not counting duration of previous existence as main sequence star and as giant star)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "GJ 1221 -- White Dwarf".  
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Holberg, J. B.; Sion; Oswalt; McCook; Foran; Subasavage (2008). "A NEW LOOK AT THE LOCAL WHITE DWARF POPULATION".  
  3. ^ a b c d e Sion, Edward M.; Holberg; Oswalt; McCook; Wasatonic (2009). "THE WHITE DWARFS WITHIN 20 PARSECS OF THE SUN: KINEMATICS AND STATISTICS".  
  4. ^ a b c d Yale Trigonometric Parallaxes, Fourth Edition (van Altena+ 1995)
  5. ^ Giammichele, N.; Bergeron, P.; Dufour, P. (April 2012), "Know Your Neighborhood: A Detailed Model Atmosphere Analysis of Nearby White Dwarfs", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement 199 (2): 29,  
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