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Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Monoceros
Right ascension 06h 45m 07s[1]
Declination +00° 48′ 55″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 14[2]
Spectral type F9V[2]
Mass 1.01[2] M
Radius 1.16[2] R
Temperature 6060 K
Metallicity -0.1
Other designations
Database references
Extrasolar Planets

COROT-5 is a magnitude 14 star located in the Monoceros constellation.[1]

Location and properties[edit]

The announcement materials identify this star as located within the LRa01 field of view of the COROT spacecraft. According to the project website this field is in the Monoceros constellation.[2]

The announcement materials report that the star has a radius of about 116% of the Sun and a mass of about 101% of the Sun.[2]

This star is reported to be a main sequence F type star a little larger and hotter than the Sun.

Planetary system[edit]

The announcement states that this parent star is orbited by one known extrasolar planet identified as COROT-5b. The discovery was made using the astronomical transit method by the COROT program.[2]

The COROT-5 planetary system
(in order from star)
Mass Semimajor axis
Orbital period
Eccentricity Inclination Radius
b 0.459 MJ  ? 4.0384  ?

See also[edit]

  • COROT - an operational French-led ESA planet-hunting mission spacecraft, launched in 2006


  1. ^ a b c doi:10.1051/0004-6361/200911902, Table 2.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g H. Rauer, M. Fridlund (2009). "CoRoT's exoplanet harvest" (PDF). First CoRoT International Symposium. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 

Coordinates: Sky map 06h 45m 07s, +00° 48′ 55″