Cool Star

This is a Hubble Space Telescope picture of one of the least massive and coolest stars even seen (upper right). It is a diminutive companion to the K dwarf star called GL 105A (also known as HD 16160) seen at lower left. The binary pair is located 27 light-years away in the constellation Cetus.

Credit:

D. Golimowski (Johns Hopkins University), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9533a
Type:Observation
Release date:14 September 1995, 06:00
Size:324 x 185 px

About the Object

Name:Gliese 105A, Gliese 105C, HD 16160
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Spectral Type : K
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:23 light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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