SWEEPS-04

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SWEEPS-04
Exoplanet Comparison SWEEPS-04 b.png
Size comparison of SWEEPS-04 with Jupiter.
Discovery
Discovered bySahu et al.
Discovery dateOctober 4, 2006
Transit
Orbital characteristics
0.055 AU (8,200,000 km)
4.2 d
Inclination>87
StarSWEEPS J175853.92−291120.6
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
0.81±0.1 RJ
Mass<3.8 MJ

SWEEPS-04 is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star SWEEPS J175853.92−291120.6 in the constellation Sagittarius approximately 27,710 light years away (based on a distance modulus of 14.1) from the Solar System, making it (along with SWEEPS-11) the most distant exoplanet(s) known.[1] This planet was found in 2006 by the Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS) program that uses the transit method.

The upper limit on the planet's mass is 3.8 times the mass of Jupiter. The best fit radius is 0.81 times that of Jupiter, but the uncertainty in this value is large, around 12%. It orbits at an average distance of 8,200,000 km (0.055 AU) from the parent star, taking 4.2 days to revolve around it.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "HEC: Top 10 Exoplanets - Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo". phl.upr.edu. Retrieved 16 July 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to SWEEPS-04 at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: Sky map 17h 58m 54s, −29° 11′ 21″