Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||10h 58m 28.7798s|
|Declination||−10° 46′ 13.386″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||10.08|
|Distance||218 ± 32.6 ly
(66.8 ± 10.0 pc)
BD-10°3166 is a K-type main sequence star approximately 218 light-years away in the constellation of Crater. It was inconspicuous enough not be included in the Draper catalog (HD). The Hipparcos satellite also did not study it, so its true distance is poorly known. A recent photometric distance measurement gives an approximate distance of 218 light years. Although the estimate is only crude, it is probably good enough to exclude a suggested companion star, LP 731-076, being its true binary star companion.
The star is very enriched with metals, being about three times as metal-rich as the Sun. Planets are common around such stars, and BD-10°3166 is not an exception. In 2000, the California and Carnegie Planet Search team discovered an extrasolar planet orbiting the star.
In 2000, the California and Carnegie Planet Search discovered a hot Jupiter-type extrasolar planet that has a minimum mass less than half that of Jupiter's, and which takes only 3.49 days to revolve around BD-10°3166.
(in order from star)
|b||>0.458 ± 0.039 MJ||0.0452 ± 0.0026||3.48777 ± 0.00011||0.019 ± 0.023||—||—|
- Raghavan et al. (2006). "Two Suns in The Sky: Stellar Multiplicity in Exoplanet Systems". The Astrophysical Journal 646 (1): 523–542. arXiv:astro-ph/0603836. Bibcode:2006ApJ...646..523R. doi:10.1086/504823.
- Butler, R. Paul et al. (2000). "Planetary Companions to the Metal-rich Stars BD -10°3166 and HD 52265". The Astrophysical Journal 545 (1): 504–511. Bibcode:2000ApJ...545..504B. doi:10.1086/317796.
- Butler, R. P. et al. (2006). "Catalog of Nearby Exoplanets". The Astrophysical Journal 646 (1): 505–522. arXiv:astro-ph/0607493. Bibcode:2006ApJ...646..505B. doi:10.1086/504701.
- "Notes for star BD-10 3166". The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia. Archived from the original on 3 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-16.
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