HD 47186

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HD 47186
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Canis Major
Right ascension 06h 36m 08.79s [1]
Declination −27° 37′ 20.3″ [1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 7.8
Characteristics
Spectral type G6V
B−V color index 1.0
Variable type none
Astrometry
Radial velocity (Rv) 3.8 ± 0.2 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: 21.32 ± 0.40 [1] mas/yr
Dec.: -263.01 ± 0.60 [1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 25.26 ± 0.65[1] mas
Distance 129 ± 3 ly
(40 ± 1 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 4.9
Details
Mass 0.99 M
Temperature 5675 ± 21 K
Metallicity 170 ± 5% Sun
Other designations
CD-27° 3124, HIP 31540, LTT 2597, NLTT 16742, SAO 172008
Database references
SIMBAD data
Exoplanet Archive data
Extrasolar Planets
Encyclopaedia
data

HD 47186 is a star located approximately 129 light-years away in the constellation of Canis Major. It is a G6V star with the characteristics very similar to the Sun, but it is 1.7 times more metal-rich. In 2008, two extrasolar planets were discovered orbiting the star.

Planetary system[edit]

Announced in June 2008, two extrasolar planets were discovered to be orbiting the star. Both planets are less massive than Jupiter. The inner planet HD 47186 b orbits close to the star and is termed a “hot Neptune”. The outer planet HD 47186 c orbits in a similar distance from the star as the asteroid Vesta, at around 2.4 AU. The inner planet orbits in a circular path while the outer planet orbits in an eccentric path.[2]

The HD 47186 planetary system[2]
Companion
(in order from star)
Mass Semimajor axis
(AU)
Orbital period
(days)
Eccentricity Inclination Radius
b ≥0.07167 MJ 0.050 4.0845 ± 0.0002 0.038 ± 0.020
c ≥0.35061 MJ 2.395 1353.6 ± 57.1 0.249 ± 0.073

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e van Leeuwen, F. (2007). "HIP 31540". Hipparcos, the New Reduction. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  2. ^ a b Bouchy, F. et al. (2009). "The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets. XVII. Super-Earth and Neptune-mass planets in multiple planet systems HD 47186 and HD 181433". Astronomy and Astrophysics 496 (2): 527–531. arXiv:0812.1608. Bibcode:2009A&A...496..527B. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:200810669. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 06h 36m 08.7880s, −27° 37′ 20.268″