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Exoplanet Comparison CoRoT-1 b.png
Size comparison of COROT-1b with Jupiter.
Parent star
Star COROT-1[2]
Constellation Monoceros
Right ascension (α) 6h 48m 19.17s[3]
Declination (δ) −3° 06′ 07.78″[3]
Distance 1,560 ly
(480 pc)
Spectral type G0V[2][3]
Orbital elements
Semi-major axis (a) 0.025±0.001[4] AU
Eccentricity (e) ~0[3]
Orbital period (P) 1.5089557±0.0000064[3] d
    (36.214936 h)
Inclination (i) 85.1±0.5[3]°
Time of transit (Tt) 2454159.4532±0.0001[3] JD
Physical characteristics
Mass (m) 1.03±0.12[3] MJ
Radius (r) 1.49±0.08[3] RJ
Density (ρ) 380±50[3] kg m−3
Bond Albedo (Ab) <0.08
Surface gravity (g) 11.5[5] m/s²
Temperature (T) 1,898±50[3]
Discovery information
Discovery date 1 May 2007
Discoverer(s) Barge et al.
Discovery method Transit
Other detection methods Radial velocity,
Reflection/emission modulations
Discovery site  France
Discovery status Confirmed
Other designations
Database references
Extrasolar Planets
Exoplanet Archive data
Open Exoplanet Catalogue data

COROT-1b[2] (previously named COROT-Exo-1b)[1] is an extrasolar planet approximately 1,560 light-years away in the constellation of Monoceros. The planet was discovered orbiting the yellow dwarf star COROT-1 in May 2007. The planet was the first discovery by the French-led COROT Mission.

Detection and discovery[edit]

The planet was announced by the COROT mission (a CNES project with European Space Agency participation). The planet is a large hot Jupiter, about 1.49 times the radius of Jupiter and approximately 1.03 times as massive, based on ground observations of the star. Its large size is due to its low density combined with the intense heating of its parent star causing the outer layers of the atmosphere to bloat.

Observation of phases[edit]

In May 2009 COROT-1b became the first extrasolar planet for which optical (as opposed to infrared) observations of phases were reported.[6] These observations suggest that there is not significant heat transfer between the (tidally locked) night and day sides of the planet.[7]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schneider, J. (2009-03-10). "Change in CoRoT planets names". Exoplanets (Mailing list). Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Notes for planet CoRoT-1 b". Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Barge, P.; Baglin, A.; Auvergne, M.; Rauer, H.; Léger, A.; Schneider, J.; Pont, F.; Aigrain, S.; Almenara, J. -M.; Alonso, R.; Barbieri, M.; Bordé, P.; Bouchy, F.; Deeg, H. J.; La Reza, D.; Deleuil, M.; Dvorak, R.; Erikson, A.; Fridlund, M.; Gillon, M.; Gondoin, P.; Guillot, T.; Hatzes, A.; Hebrard, G.; Jorda, L.; Kabath, P.; Lammer, H.; Llebaria, A.; Loeillet, B.; et al. (2008). "Transiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 482 (3): L17. arXiv:0803.3202Freely accessible. Bibcode:2008A&A...482L..17B. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:200809353. 
  4. ^ The paper gives the semimajor axis as 4.92 ± 0.08 times the radius of the star, which is estimated at 1.11 ± 0.05 solar radii
  5. ^ Calculated using Newtonian gravity:
  6. ^ Ignas A. G. Snellen; Ernst J. W. de Mooij; Simon Albrecht (2009-05-28). "The changing phases of extrasolar planet CoRoT-1b". Nature. 459 (7246): 543–545. arXiv:0904.1208Freely accessible. Bibcode:2009Natur.459..543S. doi:10.1038/nature08045. PMID 19478779. 
  7. ^ Andrea Thompson (2009-05-27). "Exoplanet Phases Seen in Optical Light". Retrieved 2009-05-27. 

External links[edit]

Media related to COROT-1b at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: Sky map 06h 48m 19.17s, −03° 06′ 07.78″