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Van Maanen's Star

A very old and therefore cool white dwarf.
It is the nearest single white dwarf.

Constellation: Pisces
Age: ca. 10 billion years
Distance: 14.13 light-years
Spectral class: DZ7
Visual magnitude: 12.38
Luminosity: 0.000182 * Sun
Mass: 0.7 * Sun
Diameter: 0.013 * Sun
Radial velocity: 54 km/sec

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