HD 114729

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HD 114729
Observation data
Epoch 2000      Equinox 2000
Constellation Centaurus
Right ascension 13h 12m 44.2575s
Declination –31° 52′ 24.056″
Apparent magnitude (V) 6.69
Distance 114.1 ly
(35.00 pc)
Spectral type G3V
Other designations
CD-31°10156, HIP 64459, SAO 204237
Database references

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.

Planetary system[edit]

In 2003 the California and Carnegie Planet Search team announced the discovery of a planet orbiting the star.[1] 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.

The HD 114729 planetary system[2]
(in order from star)
Mass Semimajor axis
Orbital period
Eccentricity Inclination Radius
b >0.95 ± 0.10 MJ 2.11 ± 0.12 1114 ± 15 0.167 ± 0.055

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: Sky map 13h 12m 44.2575s, −31° 52′ 24.056″