Nu2 Canis Majoris b

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Nu2 Canis Majoris b
Extrasolar planet List of extrasolar planets
Parent star
Star Nu2 Canis Majoris
Constellation Canis Majoris
Right ascension (α) 06h 36m 41.04s
Declination (δ) −19° 15′ 21.2″
Distance 64.71 ± 0.88 ly
(19.84 ± 0.27 pc)
Spectral type K1III
Orbital elements
Semimajor axis (a) 1.9 ± 0.1 AU
Eccentricity (e) 0.14 ± 0.06
Orbital period (P) 763 ± 17 d
Argument of
periastron
(ω) 12 ± 41°
Time of periastron (T0) 2455520 ± 89 JD
Physical characteristics
Minimum mass (m sin i) 2.6 ± 0.6 MJ
Temperature (T) 232
Discovery information
Discovery date December 2011
Discoverer(s) Wittenmyer, Robert A
Discovery method Radial Velocity
Discovery status Published
Other designations
HR 2429 b, GJ 239.1 b, GJ 9214 b, HD 47205 b, SAO 151702 b, 2MASS J06364103-1915210 b, TYC 5956-02621-1 b, IRAS 06345-1912 b, SD-19 1502 b, BD-19 1502 b, CPD-19 1369 b, HIP 31592 b

Nu2 Canis Majoris b, (7 CMa b) is a water cloud jovian extrasolar planet orbiting the star Nu2 Canis Majoris, approximately 64.71lys away in the constellation of Canis Major. The planet is thought to be inside the habitable zone with an orbit around its parent star of 1.9AU. It was discovered in 2011 from discoverer Wittenmyer, R. by radial velocity.


External links[edit]

  • California Institute of Technology. "7 CMa b". Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  • Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia. "7 CMa b". Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  • Exoplanet Orbit Database. "Exoplanets - Detail View". Retrieved 25 January 2014. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 06h 36m 41.04s, −19° 15′ 21.2″