The Nearest Known Stars

Listed below are the 200 closest stars to the Sun which are bright enough to have had their distances listed in the Hipparcos, Tycho, Tycho-2, Gaia DR1 or Gaia DR2 catalogs.

Many of the Sun's closest neighbors are very faint dwarf stars which are very difficult to observe. As a result, the list below is likely to be incomplete, as many nearby stars are too faint to have been observed.

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Name Constellation Magnitude Distance / parsec Distance / lightyears
Name Constellation Magnitude Distance / parsec Distance / lightyears
1 α-Cen Centaurus 1.4 1.3 4.1
2 Rigil-Kentaurus Centaurus -0.0 1.3 4.3
3 Barnard's-Star Ophiuchus 9.6 1.8 6.0
4 HIP-54035 Ursa Major 7.5 2.5 8.3
5 Sirius Canis Major -1.4 2.6 8.6
6 Ran Eridanus 3.7 3.2 10.4
7 V1803-Cyg Cygnus 5.2 3.5 11.4
8 61-Cyg Cygnus 6.0 3.5 11.4
9 Procyon Canis Minor 0.4 3.5 11.5
10 ε-Ind Indus 4.7 3.6 11.9
11 τ-Cet Cetus 3.5 3.7 11.9
12 Keid Eridanus 4.4 5.0 16.4
13 p-Oph Ophiuchus 4.1 5.1 16.6
14 Altair Aquila 0.9 5.1 16.7
15 σ-Dra Draco 4.7 5.8 18.8
16 HIP-73184 Libra 5.8 5.9 19.2
17 η-Cas Cassiopeia 3.5 6.0 19.4
18 A-Oph Ophiuchus 5.0 6.0 19.4
19 A-Oph Ophiuchus 4.3 6.0 19.5
20 HIP-99461 Sagittarius 5.3 6.0 19.6
21 e-Eri Eridanus 4.3 6.0 19.7
22 δ-Pav Pavo 3.5 6.1 19.9
23 HIP-114622 Cassiopeia 5.6 6.5 21.3
24 ξ-Boo Bootes 4.7 6.7 21.9
25 HIP-84709 Scorpius 5.9 6.8 22.3
26 HIP-12114 Cetus 5.8 7.2 23.4
27 HIP-3765 Pisces 5.7 7.4 24.2
28 β-Hyi Hydrus 2.8 7.5 24.3
29 μ-Cas Cassiopeia 5.2 7.6 24.6
30 107-Psc Pisces 5.3 7.6 24.8
31 TW-PsA Piscis Austrinus 6.5 7.6 24.8
32 Vega Lyra 0.0 7.7 25.0
33 Fomalhaut Piscis Austrinus 1.2 7.7 25.1
34 π³-Ori Orion 3.2 8.0 26.2
35 χ-Dra Draco 3.6 8.1 26.3
36 p-Eri Eridanus 5.8 8.1 26.4
37 p-Eri Eridanus 5.8 8.1 26.6
38 μ-Her Hercules 3.4 8.3 27.1
39 Chara Canes Venatici 4.3 8.4 27.5
40 61-Vir Virgo 4.7 8.5 27.7
41 ζ-Tuc Tucana 4.2 8.6 28.0
42 χ¹-Ori Orion 4.4 8.7 28.2
43 HIP-99825 Capricornus 5.7 8.8 28.7
44 HIP-84720 Ara 5.5 8.8 28.7
45 HIP-23311 Eridanus 6.2 8.8 28.8
46 γ-Lep Lepus 6.2 8.9 29.0
47 γ-Lep Lepus 3.6 8.9 29.1
48 δ-Eri Eridanus 3.5 9.1 29.6
49 CF-UMa Ursa Major 6.4 9.1 29.6
50 κ-Cet Cetus 4.9 9.1 29.8
51 β-Com Coma Berenices 4.2 9.2 29.9
52 γ-Pav Pavo 4.2 9.3 30.2
53 HIP-57443 Centaurus 4.9 9.3 30.3
54 HIP-56452 Hydra 6.0 9.5 31.1
55 61-UMa Ursa Major 5.3 9.6 31.2
56 V2133-Oph Ophiuchus 5.8 9.9 32.3
57 HIP-8362 Cassiopeia 5.6 10.0 32.7
58 HIP-68184 Ursa Major 6.5 10.1 32.9
59 α-Men Mensa 5.1 10.2 33.3
60 HIP-13402 Eridanus 6.1 10.4 33.8
61 Pollux Gemini 1.2 10.4 33.8
62 ι-Per Perseus 4.0 10.5 34.3
63 ζ-Her Hercules 2.9 10.7 34.9
64 HIP-117712 Cepheus 6.4 10.9 35.5
65 Denebola Leo 2.1 11.0 35.9
66 δ-Tri Triangulum 4.9 11.0 35.9
67 HIP-88972 Hercules 6.4 11.1 36.2
68 Zavijava Virgo 3.6 11.1 36.3
69 54-Psc Pisces 5.9 11.1 36.3
70 θ-Per Perseus 4.1 11.1 36.3
71 γ-Ser Serpens Caput 3.9 11.2 36.4
72 HIP-10138 Eridanus 6.1 11.3 36.7
73 Arcturus Bootes 0.2 11.3 36.7
74 SV-LMi Leo Minor 5.4 11.4 37.1
75 Muphrid Bootes 2.7 11.4 37.2
76 HIP-72848 Bootes 6.0 11.5 37.5
77 ζ-Dor Dorado 4.7 11.6 37.9
78 Porrima Virgo 2.7 11.7 38.1
79 ι-Peg Pegasus 3.8 11.8 38.5
80 λ-Ser Serpens Caput 4.4 11.8 38.5
81 δ-Cap Capricornus 2.9 11.9 38.7
82 ζ¹-Ret Reticulum 5.5 12.0 39.2
83 ζ²-Ret Reticulum 5.2 12.0 39.3
84 85-Peg Pegasus 5.8 12.2 39.7
85 ζ-TrA Triangulum Australe 4.9 12.2 39.7
86 HIP-41926 Pyxis 6.4 12.2 39.7
87 HIP-26779 Auriga 6.2 12.3 40.0
88 λ-Aur Auriga 4.7 12.5 40.7
89 i-Boo Bootes 5.1 12.5 40.8
90 HIP-40693 Puppis 6.0 12.6 41.0
91 β-TrA Triangulum Australe 2.8 12.6 41.0
92 Copernicus Cancer 5.9 12.6 41.0
93 HIP-7918 Andromeda 5.0 12.7 41.5
94 HIP-58576 Virgo 5.5 12.8 41.6
95 HIP-85235 Draco 6.4 12.8 41.7
96 HIP-10798 Fornax 6.3 12.8 41.8
97 HIP-80337 Scorpius 5.4 12.9 42.1
98 36-UMa Ursa Major 4.8 12.9 42.1
99 HIP-91438 Sagittarius 5.9 13.0 42.5
100 Capella Auriga 0.1 13.1 42.8
101 58-Eri Eridanus 5.5 13.2 43.2
102 Alshain Aquila 3.7 13.4 43.6
103 Titawin Andromeda 4.1 13.4 43.7
104 ι-Psc Pisces 4.1 13.4 43.8
105 HIP-544 Andromeda 6.1 13.8 44.9
106 Chalawan Ursa Major 5.0 13.8 45.0
107 θ-UMa Ursa Major 3.2 13.9 45.3
108 10-Tau Taurus 4.3 14.0 45.5
109 HIP-110109 Grus 5.4 14.0 45.7
110 Errai Cepheus 3.2 14.1 46.0
111 HIP-97944 Sagittarius 6.2 14.1 46.0
112 18-Sco Scorpius 5.5 14.1 46.1
113 Talitha Ursa Major 3.1 14.2 46.2
114 26-Dra Draco 5.2 14.2 46.3
115 τ¹-Eri Eridanus 4.5 14.2 46.4
116 α-For Fornax 3.9 14.2 46.4
117 ψ-Cap Capricornus 4.2 14.2 46.4
118 η-Cep Cepheus 3.4 14.4 46.8
119 θ-Boo Bootes 4.1 14.4 46.9
120 π¹-UMa Ursa Major 5.6 14.5 47.1
121 η-Lep Lepus 3.7 14.5 47.3
122 w-Her Hercules 5.4 14.5 47.4
123 111-Tau Taurus 5.0 14.6 47.5
124 HIP-101997 Capricornus 6.4 14.7 47.8
125 ν²-Lup Lupus 5.7 14.7 47.9
126 ψ-Ser Serpens Caput 5.9 14.8 48.1
127 HIP-47592 Hydra 4.9 14.8 48.3
128 HIP-93017 Lyra 5.2 14.9 48.5
129 Rasalhague Ophiuchus 2.1 14.9 48.6
130 20-LMi Leo Minor 5.4 14.9 48.7
131 Alchiba Corvus 4.0 15.0 48.7
132 b-Aql Aquila 5.2 15.0 48.8
133 HIP-3583 Phoenix 5.8 15.0 48.9
134 Alderamin Cepheus 2.5 15.0 49.0
135 h-Dra Draco 4.9 15.1 49.2
136 ν-Phe Phoenix 5.0 15.2 49.5
137 38-Psc Pisces 6.7 15.2 49.5
138 171-Pup Puppis 5.4 15.2 49.6
139 HIP-27435 Orion 6.0 15.3 49.7
140 HIP-77358 Lupus 6.0 15.3 49.7
141 HIP-2941 Cetus 5.7 15.4 50.2
142 Helvetios Pegasus 5.5 15.5 50.4
143 δ-Aql Aquila 3.4 15.5 50.6
144 HIP-107649 Grus 5.6 15.6 50.7
145 Castor Gemini 1.6 15.6 50.8
146 Cervantes Ara 5.1 15.6 50.9
147 HIP-95319 Lyra 6.4 15.6 50.9
148 τ-Boo Bootes 4.5 15.6 50.9
149 b-Her Hercules 5.1 15.6 51.0
150 σ-Boo Bootes 4.5 15.7 51.0
151 χ-Her Hercules 4.6 15.8 51.6
152 φ²-Cet Cetus 5.2 15.9 51.8
153 m-Tau Taurus 4.9 15.9 51.8
154 α-Cir Circinus 3.2 15.9 51.8
155 HIP-98767 Cygnus 5.7 16.0 52.2
156 ξ-Peg Pegasus 4.2 16.0 52.2
157 10-UMa Lynx 4.0 16.1 52.4
158 I-Car Carina 4.0 16.1 52.6
159 HIP-38908 Carina 5.6 16.2 52.8
160 HIP-85667 Ophiuchus 6.0 16.3 53.3
161 9-Pup Puppis 5.2 16.5 53.8
162 ψ⁵-Aur Auriga 5.3 16.6 54.3
163 HIP-29568 Canis Major 6.4 16.7 54.6
164 Caph Cassiopeia 2.3 16.8 54.7
165 HIP-43726 Hydra 6.0 16.9 54.9
166 HIP-35136 Lynx 5.6 16.9 55.0
167 A²-Tau Taurus 5.9 16.9 55.1
168 HIP-93858 Corona Australis 6.2 16.9 55.2
169 HIP-68682 Bootes 6.3 17.0 55.4
170 HIP-34065 Puppis 5.5 17.1 55.6
171 HIP-34069 Puppis 6.6 17.1 55.6
172 HIP-62523 Coma Berenices 6.3 17.1 55.7
173 58-Oph Ophiuchus 4.9 17.1 55.8
174 HIP-38784 Camelopardalis 6.6 17.2 55.9
175 HIP-88694 Sagittarius 5.9 17.2 56.1
176 15-Sge Sagitta 5.8 17.2 56.2
177 γ-CrA Corona Australis 4.4 17.3 56.4
178 Wasat Gemini 3.5 17.3 56.5
179 ι-Hor Horologium 5.4 17.3 56.5
180 τ¹-Hya Hydra 4.6 17.3 56.5
181 q¹-Eri Eridanus 5.5 17.3 56.5
182 ξ-Oph Ophiuchus 4.4 17.4 56.6
183 39-Ser Serpens Caput 6.1 17.4 56.6
184 g-Lup Lupus 4.6 17.4 56.7
185 HIP-70319 Virgo 6.3 17.4 56.8
186 HIP-100017 Draco 5.9 17.5 56.9
187 37-Gem Gemini 5.8 17.5 57.0
188 ρ-CrB Corona Borealis 5.4 17.5 57.0
189 e-Vir Virgo 5.2 17.5 57.2
190 10-CVn Canes Venatici 6.0 17.6 57.3
191 ι-Pav Pavo 5.5 17.6 57.4
192 τ⁶-Eri Eridanus 4.2 17.6 57.5
193 HIP-57507 Hydra 6.5 17.7 57.8
194 α-Com Coma Berenices 4.4 17.8 58.1
195 ι-Cen Centaurus 2.7 17.8 58.2
196 η-Ser Serpens Cauda 3.2 17.8 58.2
197 χ-Eri Eridanus 3.7 17.9 58.2
198 η-CrB Corona Borealis 5.0 17.9 58.2
199 70-Vir Virgo 5.0 17.9 58.4
200 Zosma Leo 2.6 17.9 58.4

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