HD 50499

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HD 50499
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Puppis
Right ascension 06h 52m 02.024s[1]
Declination −33° 54′ 56.01″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 7.221
Spectral type G1V
Proper motion (μ) RA: −68.95 ± 0.41[1] mas/yr
Dec.: 68.96 ± 0.47[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 21.68 ± 0.49[1] mas
Distance 150 ± 3 ly
(46 ± 1 pc)
Mass 1.25 ± 0.01[2] M
Radius 1.35 ± 0.03[2] R
Luminosity 2.25 ± 0.02[2] L
Surface gravity (log g) 4.27 ± 0.03[2] cgs
Temperature 6102 ± 54[2] K
Age 2.7 ± 0.6[2] Gyr
Other designations
SAO 197294, HIP 32970
Database references

HD 50499 is a yellow dwarf star approximately 154 light-years away in the constellation of constellation of Puppis. It is suspected that the star is hotter, larger, and more massive than the Sun. The magnitude is 7, this star is too faint to be in naked eye visibility. As of 2005, at least one extrasolar planet has been confirmed to be orbiting the star.

Planetary system[edit]

The first planet discovered, HD 50499 b, is a gas giant with mass of 1.7 times Jupiter. It is a long period, taking 351 weeks to orbit the star. The planet’s eccentric orbit passes through the average distance of 574 Gm or 18.6 μpc.

The planet was discovered by four team members including Steven Vogt in 2005 using their radial velocity method, which used to measure changes in red- and blue-shifting of the star that indicate the presence of planets caused by gravitational tug.[3] There is also a linear trend in the radial velocities, which may indicate an additional outer planet. The best two-planet model gives a different period and mass for the inner planet (9.8 years and 3.4 Jupiter masses), with an outer planet of 2.1 Jupiter masses in a 37-year orbit. However the two-planet model does not represent a significant improvement over the model with one planet and a linear trend, so more observations are needed to constrain the parameters of the outer planet.

The HD 50499 planetary system
(in order from star)
Mass Semimajor axis
Orbital period
Eccentricity Inclination Radius
b >1.72 ± 0.03 MJ 3.84 ± 0.04 2458 ± 38 0.25 ± 0.20
c (unconfirmed) >2 MJ >4 >3100

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e 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. ^ a b c d e f Bonfanti, A.; et al. (2015). "Revising the ages of planet-hosting stars". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 575. A18. arXiv:1411.4302Freely accessible. Bibcode:2015A&A...575A..18B. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201424951. 
  3. ^ Vogt, Steven S.; et al. (2005). "Five New Multicomponent Planetary Systems". The Astrophysical Journal. 632 (1): 638–658. Bibcode:2005ApJ...632..638V. doi:10.1086/432901. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 06h 52m 02s, −33° 54′ 56″