HD 117618

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HD 117618
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Centaurus
Right ascension 13h 32m 25.56s
Declination –47° 16′ 16.91″
Apparent magnitude (V) 7.18
Distance 124.0 ly
(38.02 pc)
Spectral type G2V
Other designations
CD-46°8708, HIP 66047, GC 18290, SAO 224228
Database references
Extrasolar Planets

HD 117618 is a yellow dwarf star (spectral type G2V) 124 light years from Earth in the constellation of Centaurus. It is very similar to our Sun and is only slightly brighter. It is orbited by a recently discovered planet.[1]

The HD 117618 planetary system[2]
(in order from star)
Mass Semimajor axis
Orbital period
Eccentricity Inclination Radius
b >0.178 ± 0.021 MJ 0.176 ± 0.010 25.827 ± 0.019 0.42 ± 0.17

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tinney; Butler, R. Paul; Marcy, Geoffrey W.; Jones, Hugh R. A.; Penny, Alan J.; McCarthy, Chris; Carter, Brad D.; Fischer, Debra A. (2005). "Three Low-Mass Planets from the Anglo-Australian Planet Search". The Astrophysical Journal. 623 (2): 1171–1179. Bibcode:2005ApJ...623.1171T. doi:10.1086/428661. 
  2. ^ Butler, R. P.; et al. (2006). "Catalog of Nearby Exoplanets". The Astrophysical Journal. 646 (1): 505–522. Bibcode:2006ApJ...646..505B. arXiv:astro-ph/0607493Freely accessible. doi:10.1086/504701. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 13h 32m 25.56s, −47° 16′ 16.91″