HD 168746

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HD 168746
Observation data
Epoch 2000      Equinox 2000
Constellation Serpens
Right ascension 18h 21m 49.7832s
Declination –11° 55′ 21.660″
Apparent magnitude (V) 7.95
Distance 140.6 ly
(43.12 pc)
Spectral type G5V
Other designations
BD-11° 4606, HIP 90004
Database references
Extrasolar Planets

HD 168746 is an 8th magnitude star in the constellation of Serpens. It is very similar to our Sun, a yellow dwarf star (spectral class G5V). It is not visible to the unaided eye, but is easily visible with binoculars or a small telescope. In 2000 a planet was announced orbiting it.[1]

The HD 168746 planetary system[2]
(in order from star)
Mass Semimajor axis
Orbital period
Eccentricity Inclination Radius
b >0.23 MJ 0.065 6.403 ± 0.001 0.081 ± 0.029

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Coordinates: Sky map 18h 21m 49.7832s, −11° 55′ 21.660″