COROT-5b

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COROT-5b
Exoplanet List of exoplanets
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
pc)
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
COROT-Exo-5b
Database references
Extrasolar Planets
Encyclopaedia
data
SIMBAD data
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]

References[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″