HD 168746 b

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HD 168746 b
Discovery
Discovered byPepe, Mayor,
Galland et al.
Discovery siteLa Silla Observatory
Discovery dateApril 15, 2000[1]
Doppler spectroscopy
(CORALIE)
Orbital characteristics
0.065 AU (9,700,000 km)
Eccentricity0.081 ± 0.029
6.403 ± 0.001 d
2,451,994.7 ± 0.4
16.30 ± 20.88
Semi-amplitude28.6 ± 1.7
StarHD 168746

HD 168746 b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star HD 168746.[1] It has a minimum mass about one fourth that of Jupiter, so it is most likely a gas giant. It orbits very near the star in a so-called "torch orbit" completing one revolution in only about six and half days.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Exoplanets Galore!" (Press release). Garching, Germany: European Southern Observatory. April 15, 2000. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
  2. ^ Pepe, F.; et al. (2002). "The CORALIE survey for southern extra-solar planets VII. Two short-period Saturnian companions to HD 108147 and HD 168746". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 388 (2): 632–638. arXiv:astro-ph/0202457. Bibcode:2002A&A...388..632P. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20020433.

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