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Exoplanet Comparison CoRoT-6 b.png
Size comparison of COROT-6b with Jupiter.
Parent star
Star COROT-6
Constellation Ophiucus
Right ascension (α) 18h 44m 17.42s[1]
Declination (δ) +6° 39′ 47.95″[1]
Apparent magnitude (mV) 13.9[2]
Spectral type F5V
Orbital elements
Semi-major axis (a) 0.0855±0.0015[1] AU
Eccentricity (e) < 0.1
Orbital period (P) 8.887 d
Physical characteristics
Mass (m) 2.96±0.34[1] MJ
Radius (r) 1.166±0.035[1] RJ
Temperature (T) 1000-1300
Discovery information
Discovery date February 2, 2009
Discoverer(s) COROT mission
Discovery method Transit method
Discovery site Earth orbit
Discovery status Announced
Database references
Extrasolar Planets
Exoplanet Archive data
Open Exoplanet Catalogue data

COROT-6b (previously named COROT-Exo-6b)[3] is an exoplanet that was reportedly discovered by the COROT mission team on February 2, 2009 orbiting the unidentified star COROT-6. It is located in the Ophiuchus constellation.

Properties and location[edit]

This planetary object is reported to be about 3.3 times the mass of the planet Jupiter and 1.17 times its size with an orbital period of 8.88 days.[1][2] It is a hot Jupiter with a temperature between 700 and 1000 °C.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Fridlund, M.; G. Hebrard; R. Alonso; M. Deleuil; D. Gandolfi; M. Gillon; H. Bruntt; A. Alapini; Sz Csizmadia; T. Guillot; H. Lammer; S. Aigrain; J.M. Almenara; M. Auvergne; A. Baglin; P. Barge; P. Borde; F. Bouchy; J. Cabrera; L. Carone; S. Carpano; H. J. Deeg; R. De la Reza; R. Dvorak; A. Erikson; S. Ferraz-Mello; E. Guenther; P. Gondoin; R. den Hartog; A. Hatzes; L. Jorda; A. Leger; A. Llebaria; P. Magain; T. Mazeh; C. Moutou; M. Ollivier; M. Patzold; D. Queloz; H. Rauer; D. Rouan; B. Samuel; J. Schneider; A. Shporer; B. Stecklum; B. Tingley; J. Weingrill; G. Wuchterl (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:1001.1426v1free to read [astro-ph.EP]. 
  2. ^ a b H. Rauer, M. Fridlund (2009). "CoRoT's exoplanet harvest" (PDF). First CoRoT International Symposium. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  3. ^ J. Schneider (2009-03-10). "Change in CoRoT planets names". Exoplanets (Mailing list). Retrieved 2009-03-19. 

External links[edit]

Media related to COROT-6b at Wikimedia Commons

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