Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
|Right ascension||12h 24m 08s|
|Declination||−61° 52′ 18″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+7.4|
|Absolute magnitude (V)||−4.3|
|Spectral type||M III|
NGC 4349-127 is a probable red giant approximately 7,097 light-years away in the constellation of Crux. As a member of the open cluster NGC 4349 (hence the name NGC 4349-127), it is located about 2000 parsecs (about 6500 light years) from the Sun. Its mass is estimated at 3.9 times Solar, and its age is about 200 million years. In 2007, this star was found to have a substellar companion, probably a brown dwarf.
NGC 4349-127 b is a large gas giant or brown dwarf with nearly 20 times the mass of Jupiter. Within an eccentricity of about 0.19, its orbit is moderately elliptical, about the same as Mercury in our own Solar System. It orbits its host star at a distance of 2.38 AU in a period of 677.8 days.
(in order from star)
|b||>19.8 MJ||2.38||677.8 ± 6.2||0.19 ± 0.07||—||—|
- Lovis C, Mayor M. (2007) Planets around evolved intermediate-mass stars I. Two substellar companions in the open clusters NGC 2423 and NGC 4349. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 472: 657-664.
- C. Lovis and M. Mayor (2007). "Planets around evolved intermediate-mass stars I. Two substellar companions in the open clusters NGC 2423 and NGC 4349". Astronomy & Astrophysics 472 (2): 657–664. arXiv:0706.2174. Bibcode:2007A&A...472..657L. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20077375.
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