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Exoplanet Comparison CoRoT-5 b.png
Size comparison of COROT-5b with Jupiter.
Parent star
Constellation Monoceros
Right ascension (α) 06h 45m 07s[1]
Declination (δ) +00° 48′ 55″[1]
Distance 1304 ly
Spectral type F9V[2]
Orbital elements
Semi-major axis (a) 0.0495 AU
Eccentricity (e) 0.09
Orbital period (P) 4.0384[2] d
Physical characteristics
Mass (m) 0.459[2] MJ
Radius (r) 1.28[2] RJ
Discovery information
Discovery date 2008
Discoverer(s) COROT mission
Discovery method Transit method
Discovery site Earth orbit
Discovery status Confirmed
Other designations
Database references
Extrasolar Planets
Exoplanet Archive data
Open Exoplanet Catalogue data

COROT-5b (previously named COROT-Exo-5b)[3] is an extrasolar planet orbiting the unidentified star COROT-5. It was first reported by the COROT mission team in 2008.[4] This planet has been confirmed by a Doppler follow-up study.[5]

Properties and location[edit]

This planetary object is reported to be about half the mass but slightly larger than the planet Jupiter.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Transiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 506: 281–286. Bibcode:2009A&A...506..281R. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/200911902. , Table 2.
  2. ^ a b c d e H. Rauer, M. Fridlund (2009). "CoRoT's exoplanet harvest" (PDF). First CoRoT International Symposium. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  3. ^ Schneider, J. (2009-03-10). "Change in CoRoT planets names". Exoplanets (Mailing list). Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  4. ^ Baglin; Auvergne, Michel; Barge, Pierre; Deleuil, Magali; Michel, Eric; et al. (2008). "CoRoT: Description of the Mission and Early Results". Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. 4: 71–81. doi:10.1017/S1743921308026252. 
  5. ^ Bouchy, F.; Moutou, C.; Queloz, D.; the CoRoT Exoplanet Science Team (February 2009). "Radial velocity follow-up for confirmation and characterization of transiting exoplanets". arXiv:0902.3520Freely accessible. Bibcode:2009arXiv0902.3520B. 

External links[edit]

Media related to COROT-5b at Wikimedia Commons

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