|MadSci Network: Astronomy|
There are lots of stars within 30 light years of our Sun. Here are the 10 closest.
|Name||Distance [light year]|
|BD +36 2147||8.12|
I got this information from Introductory Astronomy & Astrophysics by Zeilik, Gregory, & Smith, 1992 (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich). Other introductory text book should also have lists of the closest and brightest stars. Good luck with your book!
[The definitive catalog of all stars within about 75 light years of the Earth is the Gliese catalog. Moderator]
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