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Gliese 588

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Gliese 588

GJ 588
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Lupus
Right ascension 15h 32m 12.93186s[1]
Declination −41° 16′ 32.1081″[1]
Parallax (π) 168.66 ± 1.30[1] mas
Distance 19.3 ± 0.1 ly
(5.93 ± 0.05 pc)
Other designations
Database references

Gliese 588 is a nearby red dwarf star of spectral type M2.5, located in constellation Lupus at 19.34 light-years from Earth.[1]

History of observations

According Luyten (1979) (catalogue LHS, as well as NLTT), this object was discovered by Innes.[6][10] In 1903–1927 Innes was the director of the Union Observatory (UO), South Africa.

However, in Ci 20 catalogue (see number 934) this star was designated as "CD -40 7021", not "UO".[4] This may indicate that GJ 588 was first catalogued earlier, in Cordoba Durchmusterung by John M. Thome in 1894.[3][11] Note: real CD designation of GJ 588 is "CD -40 9712",[5] not "CD -40 7021":[4] GJ 588 has RA 15 hours, but real CD -40 7021 has RA 11 hours.[12][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Perryman; et al. (1997). "HIP 76074". The Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues. 
  2. ^ Thome, John Macon (1892–1932). "CD -40 9712". Cordoba Durchmusterung. 
  3. ^ a b c   Page 468 (CD -40 9712); page 459 (CD -40 7021)
  4. ^ a b c Porter, J. G.; Yowell, E. J.; Smith, E. S. (1930). "A catalogue of 1474 stars with proper motion exceeding four-tenths year.". Publications of the Cincinnati Observatory 20: 1–32.   Page 21 (Ci 20 934).
  5. ^ a b Luyten, Willem Jacob (1979). "NLTT 40449". NLTT Catalogue. 
  6. ^ a b Luyten, Willem Jacob (1979). "LHS 397". LHS Catalogue, 2nd Edition. 
  7. ^ Gliese, W. and Jahreiß, H. (1991). "Gl 588". Preliminary Version of the Third Catalogue of Nearby Stars. 
  8. ^ Van Altena W. F., Lee J. T., Hoffleit E. D. (1995). "GCTP 3501". The General Catalogue of Trigonometric Stellar Parallaxes (Fourth ed.). 
  9. ^ Perryman; et al. (1997). "HIP 76074". The Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues. 
  10. ^  
  11. ^ Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects. CD entry. SIMBAD. Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg.
  12. ^ Thome, John Macon (1892–1932). "CD -40 7021". Cordoba Durchmusterung. 

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