HD 163607 b

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HD 163607 b
Exoplanet List of exoplanets
Parent star
Star HD 163607
Right ascension (α) 17h 53m 40s
Declination (δ) +56° 23′ 31″
Apparent magnitude (mV) 8.15
Mass (m) 1.09 (± 0.02) M
Radius (r) 1.63 (± 0.7) R
Temperature (T) 5543 (± 44) K
Metallicity [Fe/H] 0.21 (± 0.03)
Age 8.6 (± 6) Gyr
Physical characteristics
Minimum mass (m sin i) 0.77 ± 0.04 MJ
Orbital elements
Semi-major axis (a) 0.36 (± 0.01) AU
Eccentricity (e) 0.73 (± 0.02)
Orbital period (P) 75.229 (± 0.02) d
Discovery information
Discovery date 2011
Discoverer(s)
Discovery method Radial velocity
Discovery status Published refereed article

HD 163607 b is the innermost planet discovered to orbit a star HD 163607, a star somewhat brighter and older than the Sun. It was discovered using the radial velocity method, and was initially observed as part of the N2K Program. Its minimum mass is at least three quarters of Jupiter's. It follows an eccentric orbit around the host star.[1]

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Coordinates: Sky map 17h 53m 40s, +56° 23′ 31″