List of nearest stars

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This list of nearest stars contains all known stars (including brown dwarfs) at a distance at most five parsecs (16.308 light-years) from the Solar System, ordered by increasing distance. Including the Solar System, there are currently 51 stellar systems known which may lie within this distance. These systems contain a total of 62 hydrogen-burning stars and seven brown dwarfs. All of them are in the Milky Way Galaxy.

Stars that have an apparent magnitude less than 6.5 (the lower the apparent magnitude the brighter they appear), and thus can possibly be observed with the naked eye,[1] have their magnitude shown in light blue. The classes of the stars and brown dwarfs are shown in the color of their spectral types. (These colors are derived from conventional names for the spectral types and do not reflect the star's observed color.) Some parallax and distance results were measured by the Research Consortium on Nearby Stars (RECONS), and these might be only preliminary measurements.[2]

The only first-magnitude stars on this list are Alpha Centauri, Sirius, and Procyon.

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