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Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Ophiuchus
Right ascension 18h 44m 17.42s[1]
Declination +6° 39′ 47.95″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.9[2]
Spectral type F5V
Mass 1.055±0.055 M
Radius 1.025±0.026 R
Other designations
Database references
Exoplanet Archive data
Extrasolar Planets

COROT-6 is a magnitude 13.9 star located in the Ophiuchus constellation.[1]

Location and properties[edit]

The star has a radius of about 102% of the Sun and a mass of about 110% of the Sun.[2]
It is a main sequence F type star a little larger and hotter than the Sun.

Planetary system[edit]

The star is orbited by one known extrasolar planet identified as COROT-6b. The discovery was made by the COROT program using the transit method.[2]

The COROT-6 planetary system[1]
(in order from star)
Mass Semimajor axis
Orbital period
Eccentricity Inclination Radius
b 2.96 MJ 0.0855 8.887 < 0.1 1.166 RJ

See also[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b c d Fridlund, M.; Hebrard, G.; Alonso, R.; Deleuil, M.; Gandolfi, D.; Gillon, M.; Bruntt, H.; Alapini, A.; Csizmadia, Sz.; Guillot, T.; Lammer, H.; Aigrain, S.; Almenara, J.M.; Auvergne, M.; Baglin, A.; Barge, P.; Borde, P.; Bouchy, F.; Cabrera, J.; Carone, L.; Carpano, S.; Deeg, H. J.; De la Reza, R.; Dvorak, R.; Erikson, A.; Ferraz-Mello, S.; Guenther, E.; Gondoin, P.; den Hartog, R.; Hatzes, A.; Jorda, L.; Leger, A.; Llebaria, A.; Magain, P.; Mazeh, T.; Moutou, C.; Ollivier, M.; Patzold, M.; Queloz, D.; Rauer, H.; Rouan, D.; Samuel, B.; Schneider, J.; Shporer, A.; Stecklum, B.; Tingley, B.; Weingrill, J.; Wuchterl, G. (2010). "Transiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission IX. CoRoT-6b: a transiting 'hot Jupiter' planet in an 8.9d orbit around a low-metallicity star". arXiv:1001.1426v1Freely accessible [astro-ph.EP]. 
  2. ^ a b c d H. Rauer, M. Fridlund (2009). "CoRoT's exoplanet harvest" (PDF). First CoRoT International Symposium. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 

Coordinates: Sky map 18h 44m 17.42s, +6° 39′ 47.95″