Gliese 758 B

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Gliese 758 B
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GJ 758 System - Labeled.jpg
Discovery image of Gliese 758 B, taken with Subaru HiCIAO in the near infrared.
Parent star
Star Gliese 758
Constellation Lyra
Right ascension (α) 19h 23m 34.0s
Declination (δ) +33° 13′ 19.1″
Apparent magnitude (mV) 6.36
Distance 50.55 ly
(15.5 pc)
Spectral type G9V
Orbital elements
Semi-major axis (a) 41.8+37.3
[1] AU
Eccentricity (e) 0.464+0.206
Orbital period (P) 270+433
[1] y
Physical characteristics
Mass (m) ~30–40[1] MJ
Temperature (T) 593+44
Discovery information
Discovery date November 9, 2009
Discoverer(s) Thalmann, et al.
Discovery method Direct imaging
Discovery status Published
Database references
Extrasolar Planets
Exoplanet Archive data
Open Exoplanet Catalogue data

Gliese 758 B (often shortened to GJ 758 B) is a brown dwarf orbiting the G-type main sequence star Gliese 758, located approximately 50 light years away, in the constellation Lyra.

Gliese 758 B was detected by direct imaging using the HiCIAO instrument of the Subaru Telescope.[2][3][4] The parameters have subsequently been revised in a follow-up study which also revealed that a putative second substellar object in the system was in fact an unrelated background star.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Janson, M.; Carson, J.; Thalmann, C.; McElwain, M. W.; Goto, M.; Crepp, J.; Wisniewski, J.; Abe, L.; Brandner, W.; Burrows, A.; Egner, S.; Feldt, M.; Grady, C. A.; Golota, T.; Guyon, O.; Hashimoto, J.; Hayano, Y.; Hayashi, M.; Hayashi, S.; Henning, T.; Hodapp, K. W.; Ishii, M.; Iye, M.; Kandori, R.; Knapp, G. R.; Kudo, T.; Kusakabe, N.; Kuzuhara, M.; Matsuo, T.; Mayama, S.; Miyama, S.; Morino, J.-I.; Moro-Martín, A.; Nishimura, T.; Pyo, T.-S.; Serabyn, E.; Suto, H.; Suzuki, R.; Takami, M.; Takato, N.; Terada, H.; Tofflemire, B.; Tomono, D.; Turner, E. L.; Watanabe, M.; Yamada, T.; Takami, H.; Usuda, T.; Tamura, M. (2011). "Near-infrared Multi-band Photometry of the Substellar Companion GJ 758 B". The Astrophysical Journal. 728 (2). arXiv:1011.5505free to read. Bibcode:2011ApJ...728...85J. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/728/2/85. 
  2. ^ Thalmann, Christian (2009). "Discovery of the Coldest Imaged Companion of a Sun-Like Star". arXiv:0911.1127v1free to read [astro-ph.EP]. 
  3. ^ "Possible Planet Around a G-class Star". Centauri Dreams. 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  4. ^ "Discovery of an Exoplanet Candidate Orbiting a Sun-Like Star: Inaugural Observations with Subaru's New Instrument HiCIAO". Subaru Telescope. 2009-12-03. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 19h 23m 34.0s, +33° 13′ 19.1″