I’ve never considered looking for our closest star to the sun, so I tracked it down last night.
I used Sky Safari 6 with the extended star database at the eyepiece of the 32”. There were some neat little asterisms in the field around Proxima Cent that made orientating very easy. Funny thing was, I couldn’t confirm it were SS6 was indicating. At magnitude 11, it’s a fairly bright star versus the rest of the star field. I could identify a star around that magnitude almost one arc minute north west of the plotted location. I was certain what I was seeing was Proxima Cent, but confused by the incorrect plotting.
Then it dawned on me. I had Sky Safari set for Epoch 2000, so what I was actually seeing was Proxima Centauri’s position 19 years advanced from the location plotted in SS6.