Epoch 2000 Equinox 2000
|Right ascension||13h 12m 44.2575s|
|Declination||–31° 52′ 24.056″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||6.69|
HD 114729 is a 7th magnitude star approximately 114 light years away in the constellation of Centaurus. Like our Sun, it is a yellow dwarf (spectral type G3V). However, it is about 10% less massive than the Sun, but still twice as bright. That indicates a much greater age, perhaps over 10 billion years.
In 2003 the California and Carnegie Planet Search team announced the discovery of a planet orbiting the star. This planet orbits twice as far away from the star as Earth to the Sun and orbits very eccentrically. It has mass 95% that of Jupiter.
(in order from star)
|b||>0.95 ± 0.10 MJ||2.11 ± 0.12||1114 ± 15||0.167 ± 0.055||—||—|
- Butler, R. Paul et al. (2003). "Seven New Keck Planets Orbiting G and K Dwarfs". The Astrophysical Journal 582 (1): 455–466. Bibcode:2003ApJ...582..455B. doi:10.1086/344570.
- 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.
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