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Wasp 56
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Triangulum
Right ascension 12h 13m 27.906s [1]
Declination +23° 03′ 20.30″ [1]
Spectral type G6 [1]

WASP-56 is a sun-like star of spectral type G6 in the constellation of Triangulum. It has an apparent magnitude of 11.48. It has a planet around 0.6 the mass of Jupiter that has a period of 4.6 days. The planet possibly has a large core of heavy metals.[2]


  1. ^ a b c SIMBAD, Cl* Melotte 111 AV 561 -- Star in Cluster (accessed 9 September 2013)
  2. ^ Faedi, F.; Pollacco, D.; Barros3, S. C. C.; Brown, D.; Collier Cameron, , A.; Doyle,A. P.; Enoch, R.; Gillon, M.; Gómez Maqueo Chew, Y.; Hébrard, G.; Lendl, M.; Liebig, C.; Smalley, B.; Triaud, A. H. M. J.; West, R. G.; Wheatley, P. J.; Alsubai, K. A.; Anderson, D. R.; Armstrong, D.; Bento, J.; Bochinski, J.; Bouchy, F.; Busuttil, R.; Fossati, L.; Fumel, A.; Haswell, C. A.; Hellier, C.; Holmes, S.; Jehin, E.; Kolb, U.; McCormac, J.; Miller, G. R. M.; Moutou, C.; Norton, A. J.; Parley, N.; Queloz, D.; Santerne, A.; Skillen, I.; Smith, A. M. S.; Udry, S.; Watson, C. (2013). "WASP-54b, WASP-56b, and WASP-57b: Three new sub-Jupiter mass planets from SuperWASP". Astronomy and Astrophysics 551: A73–90. arXiv:1210.2329. Bibcode:2013A&A...551A..73F. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201220520.