HD 126614 Ab

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HD 126614 Ab
Exoplanet List of exoplanets
Parent star
Star HD 126614 A
Constellation Virgo
Right ascension (α) 14h 26m 48.281s[1]
Declination (δ) –05° 10′ 40.01″[1]
Apparent magnitude (mV) 8.81
Distance 240 ± 20[1] ly
(73 ± 5[1] pc)
Spectral type K0
Mass (m) 1.145 M
Orbital elements
Semi-major axis (a) 2.28 ± 0.02 AU
(340 Gm)
    31.4 mas
Periastron (q) 0.94 AU
(141 Gm)
Apastron (Q) 3.61 AU
(540 Gm)
Eccentricity (e) 0.59 ± 0.15
Orbital period (P) 1186 ± 15 d
(3.25 y)
Orbital speed (υ) 20.9 km/s
Argument of
periastron
(ω) 239 ± 23°
Time of periastron (T0) 22511 ± 52 JD
Semi-amplitude (K) 9.2 ± 1.6 m/s
Physical characteristics
Minimum mass (m sin i) 0.42 ± 0.05 MJ
Discovery information
Discovery date November 13, 2009
Discoverer(s) Howard et al.
Discovery method Radial velocity
Discovery site Keck Observatory
Discovery status Published[2]
Database references
Extrasolar Planets
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data
SIMBAD data
Exoplanet Archive data
Open Exoplanet Catalogue data

HD 126614 Ab, or simply HD 126614 b, (also known as HIP 70623 b) is an extrasolar planet which orbits the primary K-type star HD 126614 A, located approximately 240 light years away in the constellation Virgo. It was discovered on November 13, 2009. However, this planet has a highly eccentric orbit around its parent star. The planetary distance ranges from 0.94 AU to 3.61 AU. HD 126614 A also has the highest metallicity of any star hosting any exoplanets, at +0.56 dex.

See also[edit]

Other planets that were discovered or confirmed on November 13, 2009:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d van Leeuwen, F. (2007). "Validation of the new Hipparcos reduction". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 474 (2): 653–664. arXiv:0708.1752Freely accessible. Bibcode:2007A&A...474..653V. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078357.  Vizier catalog entry
  2. ^ Howard, Andrew W.; et al. (2010). "The California Planet Survey. I. Four New Giant Exoplanets". The Astrophysical Journal. 721 (2): 1467–1481. arXiv:1003.3488Freely accessible. Bibcode:2010ApJ...721.1467H. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/721/2/1467. 

Coordinates: Sky map 14h 26m 48.2804s, −05° 10′ 40.009″