Rihal (Ross 248)

Flare star near sol

Ross 248
Image from Steve Bowers

Rihal System - Data Panel

- Distance from Piazzi-Bessel: 5.582 ly (J2000), 3.140 ly (10600 AT)
- Distance from Sol: 10.31 ly (J2000)
- Constellation: Andromeda
StarNames: Rihal, HH Andromedae, Gliese 905 (GJ 905), Ross 248
Physical characteristics:
- Mass: 0.1428 x Sol
- Radius: 0.171 x Sol
- Temperature: 2,904 Kelvin
- Luminosity: 0.00187 x Sol (bolometric)
- Spectral type: M5 V
- Rotation period: 110 days
- Age: 9.42 billion years
Colonised680 by Genetekker Beamrider Network ship.
Colonised by the Beamrider Network in 680AT, this system was one of the first contacted by the Eridanus League in 783 but declined to join. After an economic crash in 950, the remaining colonists decided to align themselves with the new First Federation.

Image from Steve Bowers
Location of Ross 248 at colonisation
Currently aligned with the Solsys Organisation, this system is mostly populated by space-adapted humans and aioids adapted to withstand the frequent flares.
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Text by Steve Bowers
Updated data panel by The Astronomer, 2022
Initially published on 05 October 2016.