Epoch J2000 Equinox J2000
|Right ascension||12h 30m 26.8818s|
|Declination||+22° 52′ 47.3806″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||8.76|
|Spectral type||G5 V|
|B−V color index||0.764|
|V−R color index||0.4|
|Radial velocity (Rv)||–30.7 km/s|
|Proper motion (μ)|| RA: 127.453±0.071 mas/yr |
Dec.: −90.120±0.061 mas/yr
|Parallax (π)||16.7730 ± 0.0443 mas|
|Distance||194.5 ± 0.5 ly |
(59.6 ± 0.2 pc)
|Absolute magnitude (MV)||3.72|
|Surface gravity (log g)||4.39±0.12 cgs|
|Metallicity [Fe/H]||0.18 dex|
|Rotational velocity (v sin i)||1.36±0.26 km/s|
HD 108874 is a yellow dwarf star (spectral type G5 V) in the constellation of Coma Berenices. It is 195 light years from Earth and has two extrasolar planets that are possibly in a 9:2 orbital resonance.
HD 108874 is probably billions of years older than our Sun however the age is not well constrained. The star has a temperature of about 5600 K. Its metallicity is 1.18 times that of the Sun, meaning it has greater iron abundance relative to hydrogen and helium. It has about the same mass as the Sun, but the radius is probably greater.
In 2003, the jovian planet HD 108874 b was discovered by the US-based team lead by Paul Butler, Geoffrey Marcy, Steven Vogt, and Debra Fischer. A total of 20 radial velocity observations, obtained at the W. M. Keck Observatory between 1999 and 2002, were used to make the discovery. In 2005, further observations revealed this star has another jovian planet orbiting further out, designated as HD 108874 c. The orbital parameters of both planets were updated in 2009 with additional observations. Those two planets are near, and possibly in a 9:2 orbital resonance. This means if HD 108874 b orbits the star nine times, then HD 108874 c orbits twice, because the orbital period for planet c is four and a half times longer than planet b.
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