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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]
Spectral type F5V
Mass 1.055±0.055 M
Radius 1.025±0.026 R
Other designations
Database references
Exoplanet Archive data
Extrasolar Planets

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 planetary system[1]
(in order from star)
Mass Semimajor axis
Orbital period
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


  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″