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Lacaille 8760 is also known as Gl 825 and informally Proxima Microscopii. Considered the brightest red dwarf in the sky, though it is sometimes listed with a K spectral type. It is just barely possible for someone with exceptionally good eyesight to see under the ideal conditions. Its orbit is rather tilted and eccentric. Its high proper motion was first noticed by Carl Moestra in 1875. It is a variable star known as AX Microscopii, but does not have devastating flares which would disrupt life. The habitable zone would be from 0.27 to 0.53 AU.

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