Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||18h 10m 31.6403s|
|Declination||+54° 17′ 11.588″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+5.97|
HD 167042 is a 6th magnitude K-type giant star located approximately 163 light-years away in Draco constellation. It has mass of 1.64 times that of the Sun and the age is only 2.2 billion years old. When this star was a main sequence, it was white mid to late A-type star based on its mass.
On 28 November 2007, a preprint of the discovery of the planet HD 167042 b was posted to the arXiv server. The peer reviewed paper was then published in The Astrophysical Journal on 1 March 2008. The discovery was later independently confirmed.
(in order from star)
|b||>1.7 MJ||1.30||412.6 ± 4||0.027 ± 0.04||—||—|
- Johnson, John Asher et al. (2008). "Retired A Stars and Their Companions. II. Jovian Planets Orbiting κ CrB and HD 167042". The Astrophysical Journal 675 (1): 784–789. arXiv:0711.4367. Bibcode:2008ApJ...675..784J. doi:10.1086/526453.
- Sato, Bun'ei et al. (2008). "Planetary Companions to Evolved Intermediate-Mass Stars: 14 Andromedae, 81 Ceti, 6 Lyncis, and HD167042". Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan 60 (6): 1317–1326. arXiv:0807.0268. Bibcode:2008PASJ...60.1317S.
- "Notes for star HD 167042". The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
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