HD 179949

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HD 179949
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Sagittarius
Right ascension 19h 15m 33.23s
Declination -24° 10' 45.67"
Apparent magnitude (V) 6.25
Distance 88.18 ly
(27.05 pc)
Spectral type F8V
Other designations
V5652 Sgr, GJ 749, CD-24°15161,
HR 7291, HIP 94645

HD 179949 is a 6th magnitude star in the constellation of Sagittarius. It is a yellow-white dwarf (spectral class F8 V), a type of star hotter and more luminous than our Sun. The star is located at 88 light years from Earth and might be visible under exceptionally good conditions to an experienced observer without technical aid; usually binoculars are needed.

Planetary system[edit]

The only known planet orbiting HD 179949 is HD 179949 b.[1]

The HD 179949 planetary system[2][3]
(in order from star)
Mass Semimajor axis
Orbital period
Eccentricity Inclination Radius
b 0.98 ± 0.004 MJ 0.0443 ± 0.0026 3.092514 ± 0.000032 0.022 ± 0.015 67.7±4.3°


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Coordinates: Sky map 19h 15m 33.23s, −24° 10′ 45.67″