Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||17h 52m 35.0s|
|Declination||–30° 05′ 16″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||17.17|
|Spectral type||Unsure (probably M0V)|
|Distance||4,920 ± 390 ly
(1,510 ± 120 pc)
|Mass||0.51 ± 0.04 M☉|
In 2008, two extrasolar planets were discovered around the star using gravitational microlensing. The two planets are at a distance from their star that make them suspected analogs of Jupiter and Saturn.
The star is surrounded by a planetary system consisting of at least two planets: b with a mass of 0.727 of Jupiter and c with the mass of approximately 0.271 of Jupiter. Their mass ratios, distance ratios, and equilibrium temperatures are similar to those of Jupiter and Saturn in the solar system as well as the 47 UMa system.
Both planets were discovered simultaneously by gravitational microlensing in a common effort by the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment, microFUN, MOA, PLANET and RoboNet collaborations, as announced on 14 February 2008. This is the first planetary system where more than one planet was detected using gravitational microlensing.
(in order from star)
|b||0.727 ± 0.06 MJ||2.3 ± 0.5||1790 ± 548||?||—||—|
|c||0.271 ± 0.022 MJ||4.5 ± 1||4931 ± 1750||0.15 ± 0.1||—||—|
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