HD 63454

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HD 63454
Observation data
Epoch 2000      Equinox 2000
Constellation Chamaeleon
Right ascension 07h 39m 21.8511s
Declination –78° 16′ 44.300″
Apparent magnitude (V) 9.40
Distance 116.7 ly
(35.80 pc)
Spectral type K4V
Other designations

HD 63454 is a ninth magnitude K-type main sequence star located approximately 117 light-years away in the constellation of Chamaeleon. It is somewhat cooler and less luminous than our Sun. To see the star one needs a small telescope. It is located near the south celestial pole and is never visible north of latitude 12°N.

Planetary system[edit]

On Valentine’s Day 2005, a hot Jupiter HD 63454 b was found by Moutou, Mayor, and Bouchy using the radial velocity method.[1]

The HD 63454 planetary system[1]
(in order from star)
Mass Semimajor axis
Orbital period
Eccentricity Inclination Radius
b >0.38 MJ 0.036 2.817822 ± 0.000095 0

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Coordinates: Sky map 07h 39m 21.8511s, −78° 16′ 44.300″