Kepler-61

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Kepler-61
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Cygnus
Right ascension 19h 41m 13.079s [1]
Declination +42° 28′ 30.97″ [1]

Kepler-61 is a 15th magnitude star in the constellation Cygnus.[1] It is a young star with an age of 1 billion years. It is slightly denser than the sun with 63.5% of the mass and 62% of the radius. Because it is a red dwarf star, it is cooler than the sun with a temperature of 4017 K. An exoplanet called Kepler-61b, a super earth, orbits in the habitable zone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kepler-61". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 23 February 2014.