COROT-6

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COROT-6
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Ophiuchus
Right ascension 18h 44m 17.42s[1]
Declination +6° 39′ 47.95″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.9[2]
Characteristics
Spectral type F5V
Astrometry
Details
Mass 1.055±0.055 M
Radius 1.025±0.026 R
Other designations
CoRoT-Exo-6[2]
Database references
Exoplanet Archive data
Extrasolar Planets
Encyclopaedia
data

COROT-6 is a magnitude 13.9 star located in the Ophiuchus constellation.[1]

Location and properties[edit]

The star has a radius of about 102% of the Sun and a mass of about 110% of the Sun.[2]
It is a main sequence F type star a little larger and hotter than the Sun.

Planetary system[edit]

The star is orbited by one known extrasolar planet identified as COROT-6b. The discovery was made by the COROT program using the transit method.[2]

The COROT-6 system[1]
Companion
(in order from star)
Mass Semimajor axis
(AU)
Orbital period
(days)
Eccentricity Inclination Radius
b 2.96 MJ 0.0855 8.887 < 0.1

See also[edit]

  • COROT - an operational French-led ESA planet-hunting mission spacecraft, launched in 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Fridlund, M.; G. Hebrard, R. Alonso, M. Deleuil, D. Gandolfi, M. Gillon, H. Bruntt, A. Alapini, Sz. Csizmadia, T. Guillot, H. Lammer, S. Aigrain, J.M. Almenara, M. Auvergne, A. Baglin, P. Barge, P. Borde, F. Bouchy, J. Cabrera, L. Carone, S. Carpano, H. J. Deeg, R. De la Reza, R. Dvorak, A. Erikson, S. Ferraz-Mello, E. Guenther, P. Gondoin, R. den Hartog, A. Hatzes, L. Jorda, A. Leger, A. Llebaria, P. Magain, T. Mazeh, C. Moutou, M. Ollivier, M. Patzold, D. Queloz, H. Rauer, D. Rouan, B. Samuel, J. Schneider, A. Shporer, B. Stecklum, B. Tingley, J. Weingrill, G. Wuchterl (2010). "Transiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission IX. CoRoT-6b: a transiting 'hot Jupiter' planet in an 8.9d orbit around a low-metallicity star". arXiv:1001.1426v1 [astro-ph.EP].
  2. ^ a b c d H. Rauer, M. Fridlund (2009). "CoRoT's exoplanet harvest". First CoRoT International Symposium. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 

Coordinates: Sky map 18h 44m 17.42s, +6° 39′ 47.95″